Twitter Is Outraged Over Why This Couple Was Kicked Out Of A Texas Restaurant

Over recent months, some states across the country have enacted loose to non-existent mask or vaccine policies, while some companies and businesses require people to be fully vaccinated, have proof of a negative COVID-19 test, or o wear a protective mask. While the highly divisive and widely varying policies across the United States are drawing backlash, one recent incident inside a Texas restaurant has elicited outrage from people on Twitter.

According to CBS DFW, Natalie Wester and her husband were kicked out of a sports bar and restaurant in Rowlett, Texas, because they were wearing masks. The couple has a 4-month-old immunocompromised baby at home. Though both parents are vaccinated, they choose to wear masks while in public out of an abundance of caution to protect their infant. Apparently, the couple had planned to go out with friends, which is a rare occurrence for the new parents and something they were doing for their own mental health.

This is how Twitter responded

Tom, the owner of the restaurant, Hang Time Sports Grill & Bar, explained his decision to CBS DFW. "I have spent my money on the business, my blood, sweat, and tears in this business, and I don't want masks in here." The restaurant does not have a "no mask" sign, but the hostess tells everyone at the front that they are not allowed. Since the couple did not remove their masks, the owner sent their waitress over to handle the situation. "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,'" Natalie Wester said.

Twitter did not waste time responding to the event and the owner's response, either. One person tweeted, "Dude is so proud of himself he wouldn't even give his last name." Someone else responded, "Hope they file a lawsuit against that business." Another response said, "Translation: he doesn't want our business in here." One more person tweeted, "Legally, the restaurant did nothing wrong, but, socially, they are toast and will be shut down before you finish reading this." Another user was not convinced and said: "Not in Texas."