Customer refuses to tip waitress because of her tattoo
A customer refused to tip a waitress because of her LGBTQ+ tattoo.
Joelle Nicole Marsh, a waitress at Buffalo Wild Wings in Rockford, uploaded a post to Facebook of her friend and fellow waitress Samantha Heaton's tattoo, alongside a receipt with a note from a customer that refused to tip her because of it.
The customer wrote
'Can't tip someone who doesn't love Jesus! Bad tatoo'
In her Facebook post, Joelle wrote:
The post has since been shared to Twitter, where people are expressing their solidarity with Samantha:
That is such a terrible representation of someone who claims to be Christian....I'm so sorry that happened to your friend. Jesus loves you..— Ross Marvin (@rosswmarvin) August 7, 2017
REAL 👏 CHRISTIANS 👏 LOVE 👏 EVERYBODY 👏— Rehfeldt me up (@joshrehfeldt) August 7, 2017
They can't even spell tattoo🤦🏼♀️ fuck them though your tattoo is dope af babe!!— LIS💚🦄🌈 (@hereisqueenlis) August 6, 2017
:( so sorry this happened to you, people suck— kp (@kaileyalexis1) August 8, 2017
Some people have even offered to cover the tip for Samantha, however her and Joelle said that they didn't post the picture for money, merely to raise awareness that homophobia and anti-LGBTQ+ sentiment is still incredibly pervasive:
if someone ever did this to me i'd punch them straight in the face. sam what's your paypal i wanna tip you on their behalf.— kelsey :) (@imkdawg) August 8, 2017
Just so everyone knows, sam and I don't want the money from people. We posted this just to spread awareness, not to make money❤️— Joelle (@swimminmojo) August 7, 2017
No. And any of the money we get we want to donate— Joelle (@swimminmojo) August 8, 2017