25-year-old Jordan Schaeffer, who was visiting Miami Beach from Los Angeles, was attacked by a man inside a Burger King -Whopper Bar at about 3 a.m. on Monday morning after he and his boyfriend engaged in a display of affection and shared a kiss.
The couple told police their kiss offended a man in a dark shirt and shorts, who confronted them and harassed them “using derogatory words.” That led to things getting physical and within moments, the men were wrestling on the restaurant floor which was caught on the fast food restaurants surveillance camera.
About a minute into the brawl, a second man in a light, long-sleeve shirt and jeans can be seen in the video keeping people from breaking up the fight. He also pushed away Schaeffer’s boyfriend.
Schaeffer was left with lacerations to his lip and police are now pursuing the case as a felony battery
Mark Meyers who is visiting Miami for his 60th. birthday commented.
“It is surprising that people concern themselves about what two people care about. There’s a lot of people in the world and if they’re afraid to get out and see it then maybe they should just stay home and not even go to a Burger King.”
Schaeffer and his boyfriend have retained South Florida attorney.
Anyone who has any information about this hate crime is urged to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-8477
“When Burger King says ‘have it your way,’ they aren’t just talking about food. Hello, I’m Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council in Washington. Is it Burger King or Burger Queen? Customers in San Francisco aren’t so sure after the chain’s new Proud Whopper. Local stores unveiled the rainbow menu to coincide with LGBT week. Although nothing’s different about the burger, executives hope the wrapper will make a statement. But even in liberal San Francisco, Time reports, some customers have a beef with the burgers. ‘If that’s what they’re gonna do,’ said one person, ‘they won’t [have] my business anymore.’ That’s the beauty of the free market. If Burger King wants to cater to a fringe group at the expense of other customers, that’s their choice. Just like it’s Cracker Barrel’s decision to support natural marriage and the celebrities who advocate it. The problem is those companies who say they believe in debate and then try to silence it. That’s the biggest whopper of them all.” – KKK-affiliated hate group leader Tony Perkins, speaking on his national radio show.
Not to be outdone Tim Wildmon AFA hate group President and the man who signs Bryan Fischer’s paycheck had this to say about BK’s PROUD Whopper.
“I am offended by Burger King’s stunt in offering a so-called “Proud Whopper” in San Francisco. What were you thinking? Your celebrated promotion of cross-dressers and homosexuality is an insult to families and I find your celebration of abhorrent behavior as a reason to dine elsewhere. I hope you will learn from this publicity blunder and realize that while most stores did not participate in the corporate-approved program, the damage has been done and affects the image of all Burger King outlets.
Unless there is some pushback from consumers, there is a real possibility that they could expand this promotion.”
“They’re forcing this big, gay arrogant whopper right down our throats!”
And by the way Tim and Tony, NOBODY “Dines” at Burger King.
Bryan Fischer says Burger King’s Proud Whopper is a disastrous idea because nobody wants to eat a hamburger that makes them think about two guys having sex.
What a closet case. All Fischer ever does is think about meat in buns.
Behind the counter at a Burger King in the heart of San Francisco is a rainbow-colored menu board advertising a product that the fast-food behemoth has never sold before and isn’t selling anywhere else: The Proud Whopper. When customers visiting during Sunday’s pride parade asked cashiers what made this Whopper different from a standard-issue burger, they simply said, “I don’t know.” The mystery was revealed once diners opened the rainbow-colored wrapper and got a taste: absolutely nothing is different about this burger, nothing at all. To emphasize the point, the interior of the wrapper comes with a second message: “We Are All the Same Inside.”
From Burger Kings press release:
Burger King Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: BKW) is broadcasting a widespread message in support of self-expression with a digital film launching today. The film was created at a BURGER KING® restaurant at the heart of the San Francisco Pride Parade route where a limited edition PROUD WHOPPER® Sandwich was added to the menu. Guests who ordered the PROUD WHOPPER® Sandwich were surprised because it is in fact, the same iconic fire-grilled WHOPPER® Sandwich beloved since 1957, but wrapped in rainbow colored paper inscribed with a message reading: “we are all the same inside.”
“We are always looking to engage our guests on a local level and be part of regionally relevant events,” said Kelly Gomez, Director of West Coast Field Marketing, BURGER KING® West Division. “With one of our restaurants on the Pride Parade route, it was a natural fit to be involved and celebrate by giving something back to the community.”
Unfortunately, the PROUD WHOPPER® Sandwich will ONLY be available at the BURGER KING® restaurant located at 1200 Market Street through July 3rd. All PROUD WHOPPER® Sandwich sales will be donated to the BURGER KING McLAMORE Foundation, for scholarships benefiting LGBT college-bound, high school seniors graduating in spring 2015.
Have it your way, baby!