Man says family restaurant discriminated against him because of his ‘I love strippers’ and masturbation tattoos
THAT’S discrimination! So says Mike McKeown follwing his expulsion from Bubba Brew’s, a flowing pub and grill on Norris Lake in Maynardvill, Tennessee. Says Mike:
”He said, ‘I can’t have that ‘I love strippers’ tattoo showing. You’re going to have to put your shirt on.”
And do up the top button.
The eatery’s Ned Bass repsonds:
“There were some kids trying to figure out what he had written all over his body. You know, it’s real simple. We pay the mortgage, we pay the insurance, we’re going to make the rules. In a family-oriented establishment, you can’t have the obscenities he has on his body. That’s free speech. He can go to the beach, but he can’t come to Bubba Brew’s.”
McKeown is upset:
“I’ve seen Nazi tattoos on people. I’ve seen naked women tattoos on people down there. That’s incorrect. That’s totally incorrect. In the five years I’ve been here, I don’t think I’ve ever seen tattoos that bad, quite honestly.”
Bubba Brew’s has banned McKeown for the next year.
Because this is America, a lawyer is called upon:
Legal analyst Greg Isaacs says the restaurant was within its rights since people with tattoos are not protected under anti-discrimination laws.
PS: Bubba’ says: “Pool tables, darts, and corn-hole are available for the whole family to enjoy at your headquarters for fun on beautiful Norris Lake.”