Public Enemy Number One: Romeo Rose

Romeo Rose

Romeo Rose

A couple of days ago, I was alerted to the beauty that is known as Romeo Rose. He is one of America’s top bachelors and lives in Austin, Texas. He has slowly crawled his way up to D-List celebrity status (which is still about ten letters higher than me…) by spewing out ridiculous racist and misogynistic comments on his Twitter and Facebook pages. His Twitter account is currently disabled and his Facebook page seems to come and go depending on the amount of heat he is receiving. He caught my attention last week when he released a ten-minute long video on You Tube explaining why he never leaves tips for servers. You can watch it here but it’s ten minutes of rambling repetition and you will never get those ten minutes of your life back, so let me paraphrase it for you:

“I don’t tip. I don’t care. I don’t tip. I don’t care. I have big teeth. I don’t tip. Outback Steakhouse. Waiters are stupid.”

Romeo Rose (real name, Larry Busby) is running for mayor of the fine town of Austin which is a mighty damn shame because I have family there but there is not a chance in hell he will even make it onto the ballot, so whatever. On his Facebook page this week, he was bragging about how he went to a FINE UPSCALE restaurant (read: it had tablecloths and he didn’t order his food through a speaker while sitting in his Ford Festiva) and they comped him a  bunch of food because he is “Austin royalty.” Supposedly, once they heard he was running for mayor, they offered him anything he wants “on the house.” According to his Facebook post, he was given appetizers, dessert and four entrees. In the comments section, someone asks him if he left a tip and he replies, “Of course not.”

cheap fuck

cheap fuck

This man is Public Enemy Number One when it comes to those of us in the food service industry. Even if he had left a tip, I still can’t handle a person who holds their fork like a fucking Neanderthal. Seriously, he is grasping it as if he thinks someone is going to yank it out of his hand at any moment which could be the case if the server knew who he was. And why did he need four entrees? Greedy bitch, that Romeo. I read on his blog that he is broke and was actually asking people to help him pay his electric bill so maybe he was trying stock up on food since he may not get another chance to eat again for a while. Like a squirrel storing nuts in a tree, Romeo Rose crammed as much pasta into his face as possible. Lord knows if he took out just one incisor he would have enough room to store three days worth of carbs.



I get what this man is doing because it isn’t that far off from what I do plenty of times: stir the pot to get publicity and feed your ego. I get it. What I don’t get is why he seems so proud of his ideas. How can someone be such a fucking dumb piece of shit and say what he says?  Some of his Tweets are as follows:

It’s a fact, most women who are raped were drunk and dressed like a slut. They put themselves in that position and then whine about it later.

I specialise (sic) in WHITE weddings, no blacks because blacks are not photogenic haha!

A womans (sic) job is to cook, clean, provide sex, and OBEY.

That’s right ladies, he’s single. I hesitated writing about this man because I wasn’t sure I wanted to give him any more attention, but when he so proudly went to a restaurant to take advantage of their offer of free food and then stiffed the servers, it got personal. I try to represent what so many servers think and give voice to all of us, so here it goes:

Hey, Romeo Rose, no server wants you in his or her station. We have excellent memories and if we can remember that Table 23 asked for the dressing on the side what makes you think we won’t remember your mug taking up space at our table. I am fairly certain that you can eat at each restaurant only one time in your life because you know that  if you were to go back, every server there would remember you and you would get the service you deserve. I’m not saying that servers are spitting in your food because 99.9% of servers are too good for that. What I am saying is that servers may simply refuse to serve you. Every restaurant has the right to refuse service to anyone they don’t want to serve and if you consistently treat restaurant staff the way you claim to, then eventually, you are going to have no place to eat out.

If I know the type of man that Romeo Rose is, he has a Google alert on himself and he will see this blog and get a big ol’ Romeo Boner about seeing his name on another website. Hello, Romeo. Please let us all know when Twitter lets you have another account because I want to follow you so I can see what other verbal diarrhea falls out of your mouth. You’re a train wreck and I will keep watching you the same way I watch videos on YouTube of people falling down. I know it’s not right, but I just can’t help but stare.

Servers, please share this blog post so that every server in Austin will be able to identify this man. As soon as he gallops into their section, they can throw him a bale of hay and an apple and call it a day.

I can't.

I can’t.

edit:  The restaurant he went to eat in, Sagra, has issued a statement on their Facebook page:

Hi everyone-We would like to set the record straight as there have been some rumors this morning about Romeo Rose coming into Sagra and getting a free meal. These statements are completely untrue- while Romeo did come into Sagra, we did not comp any part of his meal, and until this morning we did not realize who he was or greet him personally. He came in with a friend, and they paid with a Groupon and credit card, and did leave a tip for the waiter.

We are very confused as to why Romeo would post these inaccurate statements, but rest assured we treat all of our guests equally and with respect at Sagra.

Clearly, Romeo is crazy.

38 thoughts on “Public Enemy Number One: Romeo Rose

  1. jay

    I’ve known about this guy from afar here in Hawaii simply because I am from Texas and keep up. At first, he was “bluesman” RR, with a hideous guitar, and more hideous, out of tune, and time songs he seemingly made up on the spot. Then when that failed along with his Richie Blackmore, half a pimp getups, he went to Wedding photography, which apparently failed too. His seemingly deaf and blind take on many things makes him more than a lonely guy that can’t find a lady. It makes him someone with a huge psychological problem just this side of dangerous, and just the other side of Deranged (sorry Billy Gibbons).

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  3. He's disgusting

    I hate people like this. I consistently tip above 50% and this guy is a douche. I’m also an African-American woman.

    Not all of us are lousy tippers. This man should be fed head first into a wood chipper.

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  5. Jane

    Now he is claiming that he has been pulling an “Andy Kaufman” for the last TEN years and this was all a joke and he is done now. An idea that I am sure he got off of GOMI as he has never had an original thought. He loves to lie.

  6. FookieHorse

    He lies, he lies, he lies. Someone posted a photo of a Mustang (car) on Twitter today and Romeo Rose stole the photo and posted it his Facebook saying a friend of his who wishes to remain anonymous gave him the car as a gift. Bitch please. You’ll be taking the bus tomorrow.

    Oh and they’re talking about you Romeo, but you don’t know where, do you?

  7. Mary

    Ugh! What a disgusting asshat. What is up with the horse chompers anyway? That asshole could not get a date in a women’s prison with a fistful of pardons.

  8. Cory

    this guy is such a terrible joke. But ladies- he is still accepting “applications” for a girlfriend (black women need not apply, classy!) The best part is I think he might be giving out his actual phone number on this (mercifully) short clip. Don’t hesitate to give this strikingly handsome man a call! 512-367-3629 (i haven’t verified the authenticity of this number).

  9. Rita

    This is hilarious. Some time back I actually aired out most of his dirty laundry on his Reddit AMA complete with links pasted from his old google group threads, including his story about the crack head. The words actually came out of his mouth that he paid the crack head for the oral sex. Sorry RoRo, no politician gets elected for Mayor when there is THAT much dirty laundry blasted all over the internet for the world to see. Dirty laundry that YOU put there yourself! Shortly after those links were pasted on to his AMA, he shut down his Reddit account out of complete embarrassment. Thankfully there is now getoffmyinternet to warn women of this dangerous filthy animal.
    Can I just comment how completely backwards it is that he won’t tip a waiter or waitress because they are “beggars” – Yet isn’t that exactly what he is doing when he plays guitar out in front of a grocery store?

  10. lee

    I hope all his food was scraping from the plates of patrons- the gnarly things they couldn’t bear to chew or spit back on the plate. you should read about his encounter with the crack hoe he paid $200 to give oral sex to. I swear, I wouldn’t those teefs anywhere near my tender parts for $2, 000, 000! Long story short, the crack how and her pimp stole everything out of his apartment, except the laptop he took with him and his phallic shaped guitar! I bet they were afraid it had some type of V.D. There is a fake profile for him on plenty of fish and he actually got some responses- from fat chicks! Hey, even fat chicks deserve better. He needs to put brush teeth and wash hair on his daily roster, right about insult every woman in world.

  11. The Bitchy Spinster

    I’ve seen this guy before, he was interviewed on some TV news show right after he made his “Sleepless In Austin” online dating profile. He took A LOT of heat for ranting about how he refuses to date black women or “dirty sluts”. He claims that in order to date him, a woman can have only had a small number of sexual partners in her entire lifetime. Ummmm, and just HOW does he intend to determine that for sure?? There’s no way of ever knowing exactly how many people a person has slept with, dumbass. I actually knew a guy in college who looked a lot like this Romeo Rose in the face….his voice and speech even sounded like him too. Obviously, he had a lot of trouble with the ladies, too. Eventually he married an Asian girl in Phoenix. How the Hell did that guy get married before me???

  12. anne marie

    total asshat douchebag! no wonder he’s single.

    he and sarah jessica parker and tony robbins should have a contest: guess the number of teeth!

  13. DW

    nope – I would totally help you. I think the cops would overlook any charges if we beat the holy crap out of this guy as they know what a douche he is. How this guy is still alive is beyond me, but I think his days are numbered and those snap-on urinals he calls teeth will soon also be up on Ebay for sale. This guy is TOAST!

  14. nope

    I live in Austin and every day that goes by where someone hasn’t beaten the living shit out of this guy is a real testament to just how kind and lovely most Austinites are capable of being. That being said, I would totally risk an assault charge to smack this guy in his big ugly mouth.

    1. Amore93

      I live in San Antonio. I can definitely say that Austinites are some of the kindest people around. The fact that they are allowing this guy to run for mayor is even more proof of how kind they are.

    2. LB

      You took the words right out of my mouth. This Austinite has every intention of knocking this guy’s veneers right out of his skull if I ever encounter him. I’ve bartended in cities all over the US and trust me, Texas is the one place that minced words don’t last long before minced meat.

      Bitchy, we love you in TX! Hope to run into you here someday!

  15. Clifton

    This dude….ugh. He is one of the worst human(or so I assume. I’m thinking horse hybrid to be more likely) I have ever had the misfortune to hear about and see crap about. He claims he was fired from his job for lies and his freedom of speech was violated. I’m guessing that’s code for none of his fellow employees would have sex with him no matter how many times he made inappropriate passes at them(or their dogs) and his boss got sick of him scaring everyone away from Burger King with his racist/chauvinistic/bigoted comments. His delusions of grandeur are insane, and frankly I wonder if he himself isn’t(to use a phrase we love here in the south) completely batshit crazy.

  16. chacha1

    He’s a top bachelor according to WHO?! I am pretty sure “The Bachelor” vets their people pretty thoroughly and this guy would not pass the first test, i.e. remotely attractive to the opposite sex. (I feel free to make a personal attack in this case because he’s the one posting these unflattering pictures of himself.)

    And he’s behind on his electric bill, boo-hoo, nobody will hire him because he exercises freedom of speech. Yes, everybody has freedom to say whatever idiotic bullshit they want to say. But nobody is required to hire a person who says a lot of idiotic bullshit. And, moreover, has the poor judgement to say all his idiotic bullshit ON THE INTERNET where it is forever.

    Especially when that idiotic bullshit is hostile, inflammatory, and/or would be discriminatory in a workplace.

  17. DW

    Just for the record. I eat at the fine establishment that Romeo ate at last PM. They have quality food and a great ambiance. Even though Romeo has tarnished their image, I highly recommend anyone in ATX try them out. They are wonderful and highly recommended. I emailed the ownership and asked why they would comp his meal and their reply is EXACTLY as follows:

    “Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Let us please set the record straight. These statements are completely untrue- while Romeo did come into Sagra, we did not comp any part of his meal, and until this morning we did not realize who he was or greet him personally. He paid with a Groupon and his friends credit card, and left a tip for his waiter. We are very confused as to why Romeo would post these inaccurate statements, but rest assured we treat all of our guests equally and with respect at [restaurant name redacted as they are reputable]. We are very sorry for any confusion and would appreciate your continued patronage.”

    So once again, Romeo is a f-in liar and fake (big surprise, eh?!!) Please continue to support this restaurant and oppose this lying sack of shit douche bag Romeo/Larry Busby. It is because of people like this that I still see suicide as being useful to society.

  18. Janice Rossi

    The restaurant he went to, Sagra, posted on their facebook page that they were made aware this morning of who he thinks he is and that he ate in their restaurant last night. They made it clear that no part of his meal was comped, and that no one knew who he was or gave him any special treatment whatsoever. They said he and his companion paid with a Groupon and a credit card and did, indeed, leave a tip.

  19. DC

    Except he lied and the restaurant didn’t comp him for his food so there’s that. There’s also a certain restraining order and lots of online skeletons in the closet. Give him a Google when you have several hours to spare.

    Recommended reading:

    Romeo’s adventure with a crack whore and the “Apparently Pat Godwin Sucks” thread at a comedy forum.

    Facebook friends were also amused when Romeo posted a stock photo of the Pittsburgh airport to pretend he was in Pittsburgh buying a strip club.

  20. JoyInCOS

    Aww, damn. I went to his Facebook page. What a fucking cunt. Oh,m and he’s pissing about how he’s having a “neverous breakdown” and may deleta all of his social media. Pussy. And this asshole is running for public office?! After the rant about how pussy is never as tight atfter 2 or 3 kids? Sweet biscuits and gravy, is Austin really so lucky as to have this man in their midst?

  21. Susan

    I live in Austin and have never heard of this cretin til now, so he is certainly not any kind of “local celebrity”. I’ll be sure to be on the watch for that ugly mug from here on out tho, so that if I see him coming I can avoid him.


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