FreakOutNation: Chipotle Boycotted By Right-Wingers Because Of One Worker’s ‘Hands Up’ Protest
[su_right_ad]Anomaly notes that conservatives are falsely saying Chipotle is anti-police because of what one now-disciplined employee did.
Talking Points Memo reports:
Co-CEOs Steve Ells and Monty Moran said in a written statement provided to TPM on that on Dec. 16, a group of nine NYPD officers entered the restaurant and saw one employee raise his or her hands in “what appears to have been gesture of protest directed toward the NYPD.”
Ells and Moran said that the company reviewed the incident both in interviews with employees who were present and in video surveillance footage. The investigation concluded that the police officers left voluntarily after seeing the protest gesture and were not refused service, they said.
The co-CEOs said the company had taken “appropriate actions” to discipline the employee but would not elaborate on the specific actions taken.
“We work very hard to ensure that every customer in our restaurants feels welcome and is treated with respect,” they said. “Clearly, the actions of this crew member undermined that effort. In no way was the behavior of this crew member consistent with our culture and our values as a company.”
However, rather than learning the facts, right-wingers have taken to social media to blast the company.
— I’m the Wildcard (@ShariRomine) December 29, 2014
The cops, who were not refused service, left on their own, and the company took action to discipline the employee.[su_csky_ad]