Dallas Restaurant Owner Seems More Concerned With Twerking Patrons Than Covid In Viral Video

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Dallas Restaurant Owner Seems More Concerned With Twerking Patrons Than Covid In Viral Video
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The owner of True Kitchen + Kocktails is facing backlash after a viral video surfaced of him addressing twerking patrons at his restaurant.

People on social media are calling for the boycott of a Dallas, Texas, restaurant, after a video surfaced online of its owner calling out twerking patrons.

The video shows True Kitchen + Kocktails owner Kevin Kelley angrily addressing a group of women for twerking to music that the restaurant’s DJ was playing.

“I invested a lot of money into buying this building, into developing this concept, so Black people can have somewhere nice to go to,” Kelley can be heard saying. “Somewhere where we can feel good about ourselves as a culture.”

“…All this twerking shit, don’t bring it here because we’re a restaurant,” Kelley continued. “If you wanna do it, get the f**k out my restaurant. Don’t do it again. I don’t want to hear it if you don’t like it, get out because I don’t need your money.”

Kelley is now facing backlash for his remarks on social media, with people pointing out that the DJ shouldn’t be playing music that would make people want to twerk if the owner doesn’t want them doing that in the first place. The lack of people wearing masks in the video, as well as how packed indoor dining is at the restaurant, has also lead to the restaurant facing other criticism as well.

Alongside the backlash has come plenty of jokes at the restaurant’s expense, including highlighting how overpriced some of its menu items are and its dress code.

Kelley has since offered a more detailed description of the incident on Facebook.

Dallas Restaurant Owner Seems More Concerned With Twerking Patrons Than Covid In Viral Video

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True Kitchen opened on August 21, 2020, on Elm Street in Dallas.

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