'We were shocked': Texas cult-favourite chain Whataburger responds after footage of a man taking a teenager's 'MAGA' hat and throwing a drink in his face goes viral

Sarah Jacobs

Whataburger said it was “shocked” after a video of a man taking a teenager’s “Make America Great Again” hat and throwing a drink in his face at one of the chain’s locations went viral.

The video, which was posted online early Wednesday and has been viewed more than 2 million times, shows a man throwing a drink and then walking away from a group at the table while holding a “Make America Great Again” hat.

“You ain’t supporting s—,” the man says.

The video was filmed at a Whataburger in San Antonio, Texas.

“We were shocked to see this video and certainly don’t condone this type of customer behaviour in our restaurants,” Whataburger said in a statement to Business Insider.

The statement continued: “To be clear, no Whataburger employees were involved or witnessed the incident, and we ask that questions be directed to San Antonio PD as we continue supporting their efforts.”

Watch the video here:


The video sparked backlash online.



This is not the first time that supporters of President Donald Trump have said they were harassed for wearing the “MAGA” hats and other Trump gear.

In May, a 22-year-old said he was harassed and threatened by employees at a Cheesecake Factory in Miami, Florida, for wearing the “MAGA” hat. And in 2016, a group was turned away from a Cook Out in Colonial Heights, Virginia, when they showed up in Trump shirts and hats.

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