After catching Alan Jackson’s country concert at the rodeo two Houston, Texas friends were hoping to grab a bite at a local restaurant but they were denied service. A Houston Police officer told Erik Leighton that management wanted him, and his friend out of the restaurant because folks with facial tattoos weren’t allowed inside. “It makes you feel like less of a person when you’re escorted out for no reason”
The company went on to write “Fuqua has the largest gang concentration in Houston, and one common factor with gangs are face and neck tattoos. We can’t allow gangs to overtake our establishment.” As Erik Leighton took to social media, his experience became viral, and he received so many negative reviews that his personal Facebook page had been taken down. “I have no criminal record, I work very hard for a plantation, and I have two cats I am the farthest thing from a criminal.” The tattoo policy is only in place at this one Bombshell’s location in Houston Texas and Leighton calls it discrimination.
“Just because someone tattooed their face doesn’t mean that they are a bad person, it just means that they are different.” Leighton Said. Hopefully the commotion with discrimination in the restaurant will come to an end very soon.