Internet pranksters have flooded Yelp with reviews lauding an Enid, Okla., diner as the best gay bar in town. The campaign is designed to taunt the diner’s right-wing owner Gary James, an anti-gay, white supremacist who refuses to serve gays and other minorities.
James, who has owned and run Gary’s Chicaros for 44 years, told local news channel KFOR-TV: “I think I can spot a freak or a faggot.”
“I really don’t want gays around,” he added. “Any man that would compromise his own body would compromise anything.”
In protest, pranksters have left reviews on Yelp describing Gary’s Chicaros as “the best gay bar in Enid.” One review states that Gary plans to host a live viewing of “RuPaul’s Drag Race Season.”
“Gary himself sports assless chaps, a choker chain and some pink nipple tassels daily,” one reviewer said.
James, whose business tagline is “where the great whites gather,” sells T-shirts emblazoned with racial and homophobic slurs. In addition to refusing services for gays, James also declines serving African Americans, Hispanics, Muslims, people with disabilities or people on welfare.
He told local paper the Enid News and Eagle: “If a racist is someone who doesn’t like unproductive trash, then it’s true (that I'm a racist)."