Texas Bar Owner Explains Why He Kicked Out Couple for Wearing Masks
Last week, a Texas couple wore masks to protect their four-month-old son while they were visiting a bar in North Texas. They were then asked to leave when informed of the bar's no mask policy.
Natalie Wester talked with KTVT-TV in Fort Worth about her and her husband's experience at the Hang Time sports bar and grill.
“Our waitress came over, sat down next to me and said, ‘Our manager told me to come over because I am nicer than he is… But this is political and I need you to take your masks off.'”
The owner of the bar told the station that his no masks allowed policy is part of the bar's dress code.
“I have spent my money on the business, my blood sweat and tears in this business, and I don’t want masks in here,” Tom, the owner of Hang Time, said.
He says it’s a private business and he has every right to refuse service to those who want to wear their mask.
“I feel the overall reaction with masks is ridiculous in the United States right now,” Tom said.
There’s no sign, instead the hostess tells everyone who wears one that they must take them off at the door.
“So when they put their masks on the other night, they were reminded that at the front to take it off. They didn’t want to, and so we asked them to leave,” the owner continued.
The bar owner said he was not aware of the couple's immune compromised son, but he said they will continue to enforce their no mask policy.
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