Restaurant Receives Death Threats After Refusing Employee to Wear BLM Mask
The Girl and the Fig in Sonoma, California, receives backlash
A restaurant in California, that refused to allow one of its employees to wear a Black Lives Matter mask during working hours, is now receiving death threats.
The Girl and the Fig in Sonoma, California, was forced to close after receiving a barrage of death threats after a former waitress, Kimi Stout, complained about being refused a request to wear a BLM mask.
“I would have absolutely abided by the mask rules if they had a sign up that said Black Lives Matter,” Stout explained.
The restaurant wrote in a post on their Facebook page on Wednesday:
“We have been quiet for too long."
"This entire incident has exploded over an employee that did not want to follow the rules," the post adds.
"Plain and simple."
“We did not fire her; we did not force her out," Restaurant added.
"She made her own decision to quit because she did not want to follow the rules.”
The restaurant adds that Stout was “a very good server” and that they are sad to have to lose her.
“We do and have always believed in Black Lives Matter, and we know it is a human right issue."
"I also believe that racism and discrimination have no place in our society.”
Following the incident, a Black Lives Matter rally has been scheduled to take place on Valentine’s Day outside the restaurant.
BLM protesters have been known to target restaurants and their customers.
Last year, BLM protesters stormed through a group of restaurant patrons in Ann Arbor, Michigan, as they chanted “out of the restaurants and into the streets" at diners.