A bar has been criticized after giving a customer a till receipt with a printed description of him and his friend as “gay guys”.
Al Butler, 26, said he was surprised to see the description on the receipt after going for a meal with an old school friend at Judson’s Bar, in Market Place, Pocklington [England].
He said he complained after spotting the line on the receipt, which was used as a guide to indicate to staff where customers were sitting. Equality campaigners also criticized the “inappropriate” behavior.
The bar said it has “apologized unreservedly” and said the member of staff involved, who had been working at the bar for only a matter of days, had been disciplined.
Mr Butler said: “I was surprised. I would not expect it anywhere else. It’s as equally unacceptable as racism. I don’t think it’s homophobic as it’s not a bad thing to be called gay – although I’m not – but I think it’s prejudiced. It’s jumping to a conclusion without the need to do so.”
Mr Butler, who was visiting his home town from Derby, where he works as an aerospace engineer, claimed when he had complained in person at the bar he had not received an apology.
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