Land of the free and home of the brave, right?
Ernest Walker, the Army vet who was denied a free meal at Chili’s on Veteran’s Day, was forced to move out of his home after news reports published his personal info and he began receiving threats.
Via The NY Daily News:
Attorney Lee Merritt said Ernest Walker received threats after a report revealed his address and phone number in a segment about the Chili’s incident — which the restaurant’s parent has since apologized for — according to the Dallas Morning News.
Walker posted a video to Facebook of a Chili’s manager in Cedar Hills denying him a free cheeseburger on Veterans Day after a customer questioned the uniform he was wearing, despite Walker showing his military identification and discharge papers.
“He (the manager) really made me feel like I was almost like a slave who had to show paperwork to show my freedom,” Walker told CNN’s Don Lemon of the racism he said he encountered.
“I do believe that I was singled out, as a black man, in that restaurant,” he said. “I’ve had racism, but just to be as bold as he was — he felt like he had the right to do this to me, and the manager participated in that.”
The video sparked threatening messages to Walker from hidden phone numbers, and he faced even more vitriol on social media, Merritt said.
I wonder if the same people who are threatening Mr. Walker are the same ones who were mad about Colin Kaepernick taking a knee because he was disrespecting our military….
So, now Chili’s has goons who care more about their restaurants than veterans? Got it.