An Enid, OK restauranteur refusing to serve homosexuals, has been punked by internet users in a novel way; creating a massive number of reviews describing his bar as 'the best gay bar in Enid."
it makes me really sad that there are people like him alive in this world :-/
And maybe only one of his kids will continue the tradition. Hopefully the others will see him for what he is. Thanks for stopping by.
While I think the owner has the right to refuse whomever he wants to, the opposition has the right to troll his establishment as long as they aren't breaking any laws. I find this pretty funny myself.
Yep. Freedom goes both ways. Thanks for chiming in!
Not just gays but apparently even minorities and the disabled aren't welcome there. As the owner he can exclude whomever he wants. I hope he runs himself out of business though
Thanks for stopping by. I din't know what bothers me more. His beliefs, or his willingness to extend those to his establishment. I'd hoped we were done with this. But apparently we have to have many more funerals before it's over.
The links below from Yelp keep getting filled and "censored". Have you read them? Some of the early ones were gut busting.
Waiter, I'd like some cream in my coffee.
Hey! Get Sumyunguy over here!
The man sure acts like a closeted homosexual himself, I'm sure deep down he's happy about all the attention.
THIS SHOULD BE A PRIME EXAMPLE OF WHY FREE MARKET IS BETTER THAN GOVERNMENT REGULATION! A business owner is discriminating? Fine...his business will pay the price, and the joke will be on him. No need for the government to try and be a hero.
Like it or not we need government regulation.
And the countless cases of pollution and toxic waste incidents(like Silver Lake in my town and the river) are incidents that show that ONE industrial company(GE) can literally poison an entire area.
what do you mean armadillo?
Just taking a stab at it, but armadillo likes to be able to drink water and breathe air. Without gvt regs (EPA &ct) it makes it difficult to be confident in doing so. Locally, 3M is our polluter. Atrizine is in so many of our 10K lakes, giving us
5 legged frogs. Have you noticed Stainmaster is no longer available? Thank the EPA.
Actually the frog that came out of Silver Lake had 3 legs. This is just some fucking lake in my town polluted to shit. Ender hit the nail on the head i like to be able to drink the water and breathe the air. Theyre "cleaning" the lake, putting a
Walkway and benches around it. Will you be fine walking by? Sure of course, but would you swim in it? Mehhehehehemenemenehe i dunno
Ok I didn't mean stop ALL government regulation. I definitely approve of protecting the environment from corporations...I just meant regulating who businesses choose to serve
Hm, that sure sounds familiar... *points at Civil Rights sit-ins*
Completely deserved in my opinion
Very nice parallel. Thank you. I don't know if any other review site is being utilized. I hope they are.
Maybe they mean happy!
Hey! That makes for an excellent tagline: The Chicaro Club - Come to the Dour Diner. Smiles need not apply.
It is all fair.
I have to wonder how he can tell who is gay... My friends and family stopped wearing the neon "I'm gay" sign a long time ago. I bet he thought Rock Hudson was straight.
Hudson was a real man's man.
Better idea, respect the guys opinion.
I bet his business is up.
Religious opinions need to be crushed because they are nonsense.
No. We need more Muslims in this country so that we can crush open gayness.
If Muslims think their shitty technology can beat a western scientist then they have another thing coming.
Gee. You're a religious and a racist. Does their brown skin offend you?
Reviewers can say what they want (although they shouldn't lie), but they're doing it in the most immature way possible.
But I guess it could be worse...
It sounds funny & it might seem like a good way to deal with a jerk, but tricks like that can bacfire. I hope it doesn't have any ill effects .
Yeah... Unfortunately I can imagine a scenario where this goes sideways.
Yep kermie. Just like an infection. You'd thing we've progressed, and residual infection pops up.
Oh well. We as a nation progress; one funeral at a time.
Actually, the stats are kind of disappointing. The level of education is negatively sloped for calling this fair
It's funny and I see why you would do that, but it seems kind of unethical to me.
They'll be disappointed when they try to place an order.
Fair. Although they are lying and only making it harder on the gay community by deceiving them and directing them to a known place that will except them.
That's funny stuff!
Wow, I can't believe so many people cannot read. The question was "Is it fair or foul?". It's obviously NOT "fair", whether you agree with him or not. It's spiteful and only going to cause trouble. If you seek peace, make peace.
He has the freedom to be a dumbass, and the Internet has the freedom to respond.
It's his bar but he better be prepared for the backlash that will go on and on and on.
If you want to refuse service to someone, that's on you. But be prepared for what happens.
OMGOMGOMGOMFG read the reviews on Yelp, they're pure gold.
I wish there was a side stat to give rating to the ratings.
People, I implore you read the Yelp reviews that user just mentioned. They're classic!! Holy sheeet!!
And feel free to add to them.
For those who don't want to scroll down for it.
I FINALLY noticed the photos (theoretically) from the establishment. The one of the owner photoshopped into the Vegas showgirl... LMAO!
They have removed many of the not so flattering reviews. They can be found here:
And then they JUST censored them.
That's absolutely hysterical!
One of the neatest things I read about while living near DC was the impromptu gay bar events. Social media would be used to pick and promote a bar, and hundreds would descend like locusts. Whether liked or not, it became a gaybar for the night!
I guess the interwebtubes can be a thing for creating community, whether they like it or not.
Whenever I hear about homophobia I can't help but think of this article in Psychology Today:
Smacks of my redneck racist older brother. He beat be up because I'm an artf*g. 5 ER visits.
I'm really sorry to hear that. ❤️
Made me stronger and find those that love me more.
I've had the opposite experience...being transgendered, I've had a great deal of love and support in person, but some creepy SoH people with their own homophobic issues often times try to be disparaging because of it. I think it's because hiding
behind the anonymity of SoH makes it easier to be an ass. It's not very impressive, but maybe I'm biased lol
Hey, woah, wait ... What?!?! EnderWiggin is _supposed_ to beat up his opponents hard enough to win not just this fight but every fight after this one.
Let me put it this way... Remember Peter? That was my brother. Killing squirrels (not cats, thank god). Literally. My brother was Peter.
Stiletto, sorry to not have responded sooner. Had to run a sad errand and just finally settled now.
Thank you for sharing. Had no clue. Doesn't change my view as a smart, witty, lovely user. That's why you get the hate. Ugly souls give ugly words.
Thank you...sad errand? Oh no!
Mom's standard poodle. Not the "final trip" but a warning that it is coming. She needed the shoulder to cry on so the wee one and I helped her with the vet visit.
I'm so sorry =\ it's incredibly difficult and I'm grateful you can be their comfort and strength through such a hard time
Oh, wow. That's sucksville, Ender.
I love the effort, but feel it does a disservice to anyone who relies on Yelp to make their plans for the evening (not that anyone would). I've been to Enid many times. It makes a trip to Kansas feel like time travel into the future.
As always, a succinct post Zod.
But really? That backwards? 50K people?
The "Remember, half of the people are dumber than an average person"... They gotta be living somewhere.
I must be Okie's restaurant. :0P
That is just too. Damn. Funny.
The Mirror newspaper is trash btw. It's only redeeming quality is that it doesn't pretend to be anything else. Unlike the Daily Mail for instance.
Thank you for the knowledge fredd. Tough to tell from here, and I appreciate the perspective.
I'll bet he loves gay $$$.
Double income, no kids usually have a lot of cash.
Where as I would never discriminate against anyone, some places have signs posted that say they can refuse service to anyone. That usually is in reference to a drunk or high person who is causing a nuisance, but it could apply to this as well.
I agree, but still don't know how enforceable his wish is. My "Gaydar" is pretty good, but unsure how good Gary's is.
He can just refuse anyone he even suspects of being gay. It's his prerogative. It's not right but he could do it.
I understand that. I'm just wondering how accurate he'll be. I guess he's just not interested in refusing the business of those who seem "questionable". It's not a tiny town - 50K residents. I guess he'll do just fine in the end.
And apparently, it's not just gays. Minorities too from the little I've read.
If he starts to hurt his business, I'm sure he will change his tune. The almighty dollar is more powerful than most small minded hate. At least I would think so.
Now that's absolutely genius!!!
this is awesome
If you want a laugh check out Gary's Chicaros on yelp, the reviews are hilarious.
Link is below.
my bad, didnt see your link.
I think it's absolutely hilarious. Do they have a swastika special.
Yes. It's chicken and reich soup.
HA! You guys, that was a good one.
Brilliant. The business owner is free to express his opinions as he chooses, and members of the public are free to respond as they choose. Public 1, Ignoramus 0.
Internet justice. I love it!
Freedom of Speech.
The reviews for those willing to read.
This is awesome.
I'm not sure I understand the owner's freedom (or ability) to discriminate in this way, but I do appreciate the first amendment freedom to post these reviews.
Also, the link to the UK's mirror article for those using the web version.
Haha I think in dying
Haha these are great. Way to fight back Ina funny and non threatening way. Hooray funny yelpers!
Thanks for stopping by Purple. Was this shared?
Nope not shared, but you are HOT! :)
Thanks! My heart's all aflutter!