Pizza shop fires employee who was caught on camera calling gay customer a ‘f****t’
A pizza restaurant in Toronto says it has sacked an employee who was filmed calling a gay customer a “faggot”.
Jeremy Mizu filmed the altercation with a member of staff at Gino’s Pizza in Toronto, Canada on Friday night.
Toronto pizza restaurant employee filmed calling customer a faggot.
In the clip, the employee questions why the man is filming, asking: “Because you’re a faggot?”
Sharing the video, Mizu tweeted: “Last night I was called a faggot and told to leave store because I opened the door and it was cold.
“This is the worker after the manager had been standing up for him. Here he is calling me a faggot and smirking.”
Last night I was called a faggot and told to leave store because I opened the door and it was cold. This is the worker after the manager had been standing up for him. Here he is calling me a faggot and smirking. https://t.co/PJlns46rZK
— Jeremy Mizu (@MizuJeremy) February 15, 2020
Mizu explained on Twitter that the that row had started because he had opened the door, and that he was subsequently refused service.
He said: “To call me a faggot several times for opening the door? Still unacceptable.”
Owners apologise to LGBT+ community for employee’s actions
The clip led to a flood of anger towards the restaurant, which faced a slew of negative reviews online.
The owners have since issued an apology and confirmed that the employee who was filmed in the clip has now been fired.
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Gino’s Pizza said in a statement: “After being alerted to this situation by the Twitter community, Gino’s Pizza management has been investigating this issue.
“This was clearly a violation of our staff conduct policies and code of ethics that all of our employees must adhere to.
“We take this matter extremely seriously and as a result the employee involved has been terminated.
“Gino’s Pizza is a supporter of the LGBTQ community and apologies for the actions of this former employee.”
Pizza and homophobia can both be big business.
In 2018, a pizza shop in Indiana that vowed to discriminate against gay couples closed down permanently – after its owners raked in more than $845,000 in donations from gullible anti-gay fundamentalists.