CNN’s head bigot, Chris Cuomo says a Bay Area restaurant owner’s decision not to serve customers in “Make America Great Again” hats makes sense since it might be interpreted as “I hate black people.”
J. Kenji López-Alt, the chef-partner of Wursthall just outside San Francisco, made national headlines when he recently declared his policy on social media and described the iconic red hats as no different than “a swastika, white hood, or any other symbol of intolerance and hate.”
Mr. Cuomo and his colleague Don Lemon found that position legally and ethically defensible Thursday evening on “CNN Tonight.”
“How is this any different than the baker [who refuses to make a gay wedding cake on religious grounds]?” Mr. Cuomo hypothetically asked.
“I don’t want to fall into the trap of underselling the significance of the trigger of the expression to people. I think the more appropriate analogy to say is if people were wearing shirts that say ‘I hate black people,’ would he be OK to say, ‘Don’t come into my place with that?’
And I think most people would be like, ‘Yeah.’ … Does that make it OK? I think that’s the right question.”
“Your clothing tells a story about who you are, what you think about, and what you represent,” Mr. Lemon added.
“Maybe that hat means the Central Park five to people, maybe it means birtherism to people, maybe it means Mexicans are rapists to people. And so you cannot erase those things from the story of that hat and say, ‘I’m just wearing it because I want stronger immigration.’ … It can’t just be about what you want it to be about.’”
Mr. López-Alt has since deleted his Jan. 27 tweet.
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) February 1, 2019
James E Windsor, Overpasses News Desk
February 2nd, 2019