TikToker @mrlegendmoss says a waitress who works there “asked for a sling” in front of her and her daughter.
It felt dangerous to jog, bird watch, or call 911 when Black, and following the police officer’s murder of George Floyd, has experienced a spate of cases in which the community has reported discrimination or racial abuse to obtain. In a recent incident, several Waffle House employees joked when they asked for a noose in front of a black mother in Gainesville, Georgia.
@mrlegendmoss, a TikTok user, posted a video of her standing next to her family’s table documenting the incident at the point of sale. A waitress in the restaurant had “asked for a noose” in front of her and her daughter, she claimed. When asked to speak to the manager, @mrlegendmoss was told that he “had two slings in his car”. Incidents like this may seem shocking, but in July this year, New Jersey’s Abigail Elphick rose to fame after having a full-blown tantrum when she found that she was being taped while attempting to hit a black customer. In October, an Alabama woman got a noose from a colleague who said black people were hanged in her city.
In the latest video that goes viral on social media, the angry TikToker requests the check and a phone number for their corporate headquarters after their torture treatment at the outlet. She claimed in the comments that no one responded to her online complaint. As of Friday, November 12, the video has gained 1.9 million views.
“Well, I’m pretty sure this is probably the one [most] racist place I’ve ever been, ”she is heard to say in frustration as she documented how she and her family were treated at Waffle House.
Waffle House then posted a statement on Twitter after several TikTok users complained online, stating that they were “taking the allegations very seriously”.
“We contacted the customer privately to get more information about this incident,” the statement said. “We intend to thoroughly investigate all of their allegations, after which we will take appropriate disciplinary action.”
Twitter users also expressed concern. One user said, “I would get up without paying and leave. I wouldn’t pay a dime. Then I would file a complaint.” Another user commented, “Hate posts like this one where a person claims something. Sorry, I want something more than a video of someone claiming racism.”
One Twitter user said, “I will never understand why someone hates another for the pigmentation of their skin or for anything. The world would be strange if only identical people were walking around. ”
“She is a champion. I don’t know what I would do in this situation.” Answered another user.
“I’m white, my husband is brown. We were asked by a few people to leave a waffle house in TN, not condoning the racial mixture. Management was cool with that. I hate racists and I’m sorry you went through this . ” . “said another user, showing empathy towards said victim of the situation.