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Dallas Restaurant Owner Seems More Concerned With Twerking Patrons Than Covid In Viral Video
The owner of True Kitchen + Kocktails is facing backlash after a viral video surfaced of him addressing twerking patrons at his restaurant.
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."
\u201cMANNNNNNN GET TRUE KITCHEN OUT OF HERE!!!!! IDC WHAT HAPPENS YOU NEVER TREAT CUSTOMERS THIS WAY!!!! NEVER GOING HERE AGAIN!!!!\u201d— TRIPLE D DAT!!!!!! (@TRIPLE D DAT!!!!!!) 1606712711
"...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.
\u201cIf True Kitchen didn\u2019t want people to twerk in their establishment then they need to tell their dj to not play twerking music. It\u2019s so simple.\u201d— kennedy. (@kennedy.) 1606752635
\u201cYes so True Kitchen drama, throw that ass in a circle, twerking, lit off bottles of Dusse, the owner was trippin, yes all of that but did we see ALL THOSE PEOPLE!?\n\nINDOORS!?\n\nWITH NO MASKS!?\n\nIN THE MIDDLE OF A PANNY!?\u201d— FKA @sirachafierce (@FKA @sirachafierce) 1606743897
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.
None— Lamar Targaryen (@Lamar Targaryen) 1606748740
\u201cBut tell me why \u201cNo Body Suits\u201d has me WEEPING\u201d— Wanda Maximoff Stan Account (@Wanda Maximoff Stan Account) 1606746192
Kelley has since offered a more detailed description of the incident on Facebook.
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True Kitchen opened on August 21, 2020, on Elm Street in Dallas.