- A video showing a man throwing a drink in a teenager’s face and taking his “Make America Great Again” hat at a Whataburger in San Antonio, Texas, went viral on Wednesday.
- “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 video, which has been viewed more than 2 million times, sparked backlash online.
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:
So went out for a 2am snack and my friend (wearing a MAGA hat) had his hat stolen and a drink thrown in his face (and mine, you can see my arms on the left of the video) pic.twitter.com/B3QjBFIxPk
— Brax???? (@brxpug) July 4, 2018
The video sparked backlash online.
Has this scumbag who assaulted this kid and stole his MAGA hat been identified and arrested yet? https://t.co/qRqTfn81Hd
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) July 5, 2018
— Johanesberg (@johanes_iceberg) July 5, 2018
This is a grown ass man attacking a teen boy…. OUTRAGEOUS VIDEO: Teen attacked at Whataburger for wearing 'Make America Great Again' hat https://t.co/t5hrocgqic
— Joy Villa (@Joy_Villa) July 5, 2018
— David Webb (@davidwebbshow) July 5, 2018
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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