San Diego-area Hooters bans Bob Filner
Embattled Democratic San Diego Mayor Bob Filner should not expect to be served at San Diego area Hooters anytime soon.
“This establishment recognized that we all have political differences and we serve people from all walks of life,” reads a sign inside one local Hooters, tweeted out Tuesday by Francis Barraza executive director of the Republican Party of San Diego. (RELATED: Serious criminal probe may be keeping Filner in office)
“We also believe it is imperative for people to have standards. The mayor of San Diego will not be served in this establishment. We believe women should be treated with respect,” the sign, which was created as a download by conservative talker Glenn Beck, concludes.
— Francis Barraza (@FrancisBarraza) August 13, 2013
According to NBC 7 San Diego, signs prohibiting Filner are in Rancho Bernardo, Oceanside, Gaslamp and Mission Valley restaurants.
“It’s localized to our four San Diego locations,” Melissa Fry, director of marketing for Hootwinc LLC, told the NBC affiliate.
Hooters also tweeted out their own message in support of San Diego Hooters girls.
“Our Hooters Girls in San Diego have spoken. Not a corporate gig, but we support our girls. #StepIntoAwesome,” the corporate account tweeted.
Our Hooters Girls in San Diego have spoken. Not a corporate gig, but we support our girls. #StepIntoAwesome
— Hooters (@Hooters) August 13, 2013
Filner has been accused of sexual harassment by 14 women and has refused to step down as mayor despite a chorus of calls for his resignation.