This video has been floating around for a day or two now and I was hesitant to post it because I knew it would stir up some controversy. Yes, normally, I’m not one to shy away from controversy, but this one is really upsetting. Lots of people give me shit about coming down on someone’s opinion when all I do all day is spout out my own. “Oh, so you can have your opinion, but whenever someone disagrees with you, they’re wrong?” people tell me. Actually, no. I welcome all opinions and I seldom, if ever, delete differing ones from this blog or from the Bitchy Waiter Facebook Page.
The video was posted on Facebook by someone named Montell L. Jackson who went out to dinner at a place called Fire Mountain in Michigan. As they left, some asshole called them faggots and it just went down from there. It happened in front of the restaurant but the man in the video is NOT an employee of the restaurant. He’s just a delightful piece of shit who happened to be there stuffing food in his face, as if there was any room in his stomach for anything other than vile hatred and sheer stupidity. Of course the video went viral. I think all people have a right to their opinion. If this asshole wants to think that all gay people should be put to death, he can go right on and think it. What I disagree with is his need to yell it across a parking lot to a group of friends who were just minding their own business and trying to have a meal. I am not going to post the Facebook page of the restaurant or the name of the bigot on the video, because I am not trying to ruin anyone’s business or personal life. I know plenty of others will post it and I don’t need to bother. I am posting it because this needs to be seen. More and more, our country is becoming one that is accepting of all people no matter what their lifestyle is. With same-sex marriage becoming the new normal, it is easy to think that we are on the path to equality for all, but then a video like this surfaces and it is a harsh bitch slap to the face as to how far we need to go.
No matter what your feeling are on gay people, only the worst kind of person would ever think this is an appropriate way to treat another human being. I am prepared for the backlash that may come from posting this video and I realize I may lose some followers because of it. However, it’s worth it to me to step of the bitch box for one day and remind people that everyone in this world deserves to be happy. If what you do with your life doesn’t affect anyone, then why should it upset some asshole who is eating in the same restaurant with you?
And kudos to the Montrell for staying cool and calm in the video because I probably would have tried to talk back and then gotten my ass kicked.