Hooters Bans San Diego Mayor Bob Filner
The original breastaurant is actually taking a stand for women’s rights and for good reasons.
In case you do not know about this, San Diego mayor Bob Filner has allegedly been harassing his female subordinates. About a dozen women have come forward with claims of sexual harassment. Many people are trying to get him kicked out of office, but if he wants to go relax at his local hooters he wont be getting any service.
The sign above is in four Hooters restaurants in the San Diego area. Melissa Fry, a representative for Hooters West Coast franchiser HootWinc, confirmed to Slate‘s David Weigel that all four area locations are posting the sign, though she says it isn’t for “a political move for us in any way, shape, or form.” No, Fry says, Hooters is “strictly taking a stand for the fair treatment of women. At our franchise alone, we employ 1,100 beautiful, talented women.” The national chain isn’t involved, but it is on board.