The owner of True Kitchen and Kocktails owner Kevin Kelly from Dallas went viral yesterday (November 30th) after he scolded black female patrons for twerking at his restaurant. In the clip, he told the women, “I invested a lot of money into buying this building, into developing this concept so Black people can have somewhere nice to go to. All this twerking and sh*t… don’t bring it here because we’re a restaurant.”
He continued, “If you wanna do it, get the fuck out my restaurant. I did it for our people, I did it for our culture. … 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.”
After the video went viral, Kelly released a statement apologizing for the “poor choice of wording” but still stands by his decision to address the patrons.
He explained, “When the first incidents occurred the guests were politely asked to stop and have respect for themselves and other customers. Later, as another video shows, a customer stood on her seat, placed her hands against the glass windows and began to twerk. My immediate reaction was this woman could fall through this window and we could be the target of a lawsuit if she is injured.”
Kelly says that he will “adjust” the playlist and “DJ selections” going forward to curb people’s desire to twerk.
He later told TMZ Live that he doesn't have an issue with twerking but he doesn't want guests “standing up in their seats, grabbing glass and twerking on glass” adding that twerking is just “nothing something that I can have at my restaurant.”
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