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The Gays Were Kicked Out of Chico’s Tacos For Acting Like ‘Ballerinas’


It’s not that Chico’s Tacos in El Paso is homophobic. It’s just that they don’t tolerate “misbehaving” customers of any sexuality.

After kicking out (and calling police on) two men who smooched after ordering food, Chico’s now says staff asked them to leave because they were rowdy. Restaurant owner Bernie Mora: “Basically, they were just misbehaving. … This is just a whole lot to do with this one guy blowing it all out.”

Carlos Diaz de Leon was among the five gay men involved, and claims security called them “jotos” (that would be Spanish slang for “faggot”) before kicking them out. The security firm, All American International Security, insists the men caused a disturbance; one of the men was “dancing around in the aisle like a ballerina.”

And then there’s still the matter of the police backing up the restaurant, claiming two men kissing in public is, uh, illegal.

On:           Jul 17, 2009
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    • Qjersey

      So does that mean that a gay manager or owner of a business can kick out hetero’s for acting like macho dipshits? skanky ho’s? redneck morons? uptight white fascists?

      Jul 17, 2009 at 12:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ThatguyFromBoston

      Would a security guard in El Paso even know how a ballerina would dance?

      Jul 17, 2009 at 1:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • galefan2004

      I want the protesters to start wearing tutus and ballet slippers so badly right now. I’m impressed if he was dancing like a ballerina. Ballet is an art form and the dancers that do it well train for years and stretch their bodies to the limits. As a fellow customer in Chico’s Tacos, (question: Why does even the name of that place seem racist as fuck to me? Also, let me guess the staff is 95% white.) I would be absolutely impressed with the free show of ballet work. They should have been paying this dude for his performance not removing him.

      Jul 17, 2009 at 1:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TANK

      Aren’t they going to sue? There’s money to bad here–and further, a homophobic business to hurt. SUE THE FUCK out this place…sue sue sue sue sue sue.

      Jul 17, 2009 at 1:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Marius


      “I would be absolutely impressed with the free show of ballet work. They should have been paying this dude for his performance not removing him.”

      Stupid straight people. That would make it dinner theater and justify premium prices for tacos.

      About the staff being 95% white, I bet that doesn’t include the kitchen

      Jul 17, 2009 at 6:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Travis

      @galefan2004: (question: Why does even the name of that place seem racist as fuck to me? Also, let me guess the staff is 95% white.)

      I really couldn’t tell if you’re being sarcastic or not, but I live in El Paso, and everyone who works at Chico’s is Mexican. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a single white person working in there. El Paso’s population is about 85% Hispanic.

      Jul 17, 2009 at 6:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TANK

      85% hispanic? WHo knew that hispanic “culture” was toxically homophobic?! Oh drama! Undertread with the rest of ’em.

      Jul 17, 2009 at 6:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jon from Maine

      What are gay men doing in a dump like this anyway?

      Jul 17, 2009 at 9:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mark

      They work at a Chico’s Taco in El Paso….nothing we could do to them would be MORE hellish.

      Jul 18, 2009 at 1:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike

      How long till the Westboro’ Church mob gets there and starts picketing the restaurant with the usual “you’re damned because homos were there!” ?

      Jul 18, 2009 at 7:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dfrw

      Why even go there? Yuck. Voting with the dollar is a great thing.

      Jul 18, 2009 at 8:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • galefan2004

      @TANK: On what grounds would they sue on? I’m not being negative, but its Texas. Getting kicked out of a restaurant is hardly enough of a case for emotional distress, and I hardly doubt that Texas has discrimination laws in regards to gays and lesbians.

      Jul 18, 2009 at 9:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • galefan2004

      @Travis: I wasn’t really being sarcastic. I was commenting on the state of things in Ohio where all the serving staff is 95% white in almost all of the popular restaurants but the kitchen staff is composed of minorities.

      Jul 18, 2009 at 9:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • galefan2004

      @Mike: Soon, thank god, but not soon enough, Fred Phelps will die and his daughters that all share the same brain are hardly in a place to carry on his “legacy”.

      Jul 18, 2009 at 9:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Marius

      I wouldn’t count out Shirley Phelps Roper. She’s a hate-filled, venomous harpy with a law degree and has 11 loathsome, toxic spawn.

      And then there are Shirley’s demon siblings:

      Fred Phelps, Jr., Margie Phelps, Jonathon B. Phelps, Rebekah Phelps-Davis, Elizabeth Phelps, Timothy Phelps, Rachel Phelps, Abigail Phelps and whatever creatures they’ve stained the earth with.

      BTW, what are the odds that at least one of this brood will be gay?

      Jul 18, 2009 at 11:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rick

      Are you queens serious. Just hear yourselves. I am so ashamed to be called gay because mary’s like you all. You all should think before you make fun of El Paso. The people there are nice and very aware of what is going on in our country. It’s ignorant fags like you all that make me sick of being called one. Instead of joining in and bashing the gays in El Paso, show some support. Typical white queens. You bitches piss me off! Can’t have your cake and eat it to. Hmm.

      Aug 13, 2009 at 1:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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