Hats back on: Bay Area restaurateur backtracks on MAGA cap ban

Hats back on: Bay Area restaurateur backtracks on MAGA cap ban
A Trump hat cake, NOT made by a California baker. This one was in Norwood, MA at a Trump campaign event in 2015. (Image: Twitter, @kailanikm)

[Ed. – We’d never leave you hanging on something like this.  Oh, and don’t worry: per Lopez-Alt, the MAGA caps are still symbols of hatred and violence.  That’s what the apology is about.]

A San Mateo restaurant owner is issuing an apology saying all customers will be served – even if they are wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat. …

Lopez-Alt just issued an apology on the blog Medium.

“I want to start by apologizing to my staff and partners at Wursthall. Making a public statement without taking my team’s thoughts into consideration was disrespectful and reckless. My goal at Wursthall was for it to be a restaurant where all employees and staff are treated with respect and trust, and by making that public statement without your consent, I failed at that goal. …

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“After having seen the red hat displayed so prominently in so many moments of anger, hate, and violence, to me-and many others-the hat began to symbolize exactly that: anger, hate, and violence. This was the context my tweet was meant to communicate.

“Unfortunately the way I tried to communicate this ended up only amplifying the anger, and I apologize for that. …”

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