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Burger King guard tells gay couple to leave for kissing, customers respond with lots of gay kisses

Burger King guard tells gay couple to leave for kissing, customers respond with lots of gay kisses

A gay couple was told to leave a Burger King in Madrid after a father eating there with his children had complained they were bothering him.

So, in response, gay couples and allies gathered together to kiss in protest against the incident.

It was particularly embarrassing for the company as the fast food giant after they made a ‘gay burger’ in celebration of Pride this year.

The action was applauded by the Burger King staff.

Back on 30 November, the two young men were kissing in the Plaza de los Cubos restaurant.

They said the security guard in question asked the couple to ‘tone it down’, and then asked them to leave the premises, The Local reported.

Despite other customers saying that was ridiculous, supporting the couple, the two men left angry and hurt.

LGBTI rights orgnization Arcópoli contacted the couple, offering them support and demanded an explanation from Burger King.

The restaurant manager said: ‘Burger King supports diversity and I would in no instance support homophobic behavior by a membert of my staff.’

He claimed the security guard acted without his permission and encouraged the young couple to return to the restaurant so he could apologize in person.

A Burger King spokesperson added the expulsion was an ‘isolated event that does not reflect the Burger King Corporation’s long history dedicated to diversity’.

Amanda Rodríguez, Arópoli coordinator said attitudes were ‘unacceptable’ in Madrid and that she hoped Burger King would ‘take sufficiently strong measures so that it cannot happen again’.