Trump cutout wearing MAGA hat in gift shop at Ronald Reagan Airport in Arlington, Virginia.
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Even Canada isn’t immune from restaurant-serving controversies: The Vancouver Sun reports that Teahouse manager Darin Hodge was fired after refusing to serve a man wearing a MAGA hat, after asking the customer to remove the hat. Sequoia Company Of Restaurants, which owns the Teahouse, said in a statement about the firing that it “does not support intolerance of any kind” and “cannot discriminate against someone based on their support for the current administration in the United States or any other bona fide political party.”

Hodge released his own statement on Facebook explaining his actions: “The MAGA hat has come to symbolize racism, bigotry, Islamaphobia, misogyny, white supremacy, homophobia… As a person with a strong moral backbone, I had to take a stand against this guest’s choice of headwear while in my former place of work. Absolutely no regrets.”


Unsurprisingly, the incident has since popped up on Twitter, taking on a life of its own with supporters on either side:


Gwen Ihnat is the Editorial Coordinator for The A.V. Club.

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