KFC Reponds To Lesbian Couple Thrown Out Of Bath Restaurant
By The Gay UK, Apr 18 2014 08:44AM
Two women were asked to leave one of the fast food chain's locations yesterday, after a customer complained.
by Newsdesk | 18th April 2014
We reported yesterday that a father had taken to Twitter to complain to KFC that his daughter and girlfriend had been thrown out of the KFC restaurant in Bath after a customer made a complaint about the couple.
TheGayUK did reach out to the PR Team of KFC but have yet to hear anything back, however speaking to the Independent a spokesperson for the company said:
'Very sorry for any offence caused'.
The spokesperson continued: 'While we acknowledge that staff may have been over-zealous in asking the couple to leave, we do not believe that the decision had anything to do with their sexuality.
'Staff acted in response to complaints from customers about inappropriate behaviour, however they have since apologised, in person, to the couple, and offered them vouchers as a form of apology, so we hope to welcome them into the store again soon.'
Stephen Pope who originally made the complaint said that the police were now involved.
Being Gay here is not the issue, its what they were doing. I don't want to see any sexual behaviour whilst eating gay or straight!
without getting the full story, stories like this are not helping our standing in society. Where is the balanced journalism?
Well if they were doing a PDA that would be disgusting - however I don't think a straight couple would get asked to leave... or have complaints made about them. So it is a double standard
@James definitely a double standard, you see str8 couples kissing and hugging all the time in restaurants or walking down the street, but nobody ever makes complaints. Not even sure if a str8 couple were heavy petting they'd be asked to leave somewhere - just probably to stop...
Hope we don't have another Chick-Fil-A on our hands here!
@Ley No, it sounds as though it was a one off incident, involving one manager of one branch...