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Man with facial tattoos kicked out of Houston restaurant, Internet intercedes

A Houston-area restaurant was slammed with negative comments online over the weekend after it kicked Erik Leighton out because he had tattoos on his face.
A Houston-area restaurant was slammed with negative comments online over the weekend after it kicked Erik Leighton out because he had tattoos on his face. YouTube

A Houston-area restaurant was slammed with negative comments online over the weekend after it kicked out a customer with face tattoos.

Bombshells, described by The Houston Chronicle as a “breastaurant” where the waitresses wear skimpy attire, had customer Erik Leighton and a friend escorted from the premises because Leighton has tattoos on his face.

The 27-year-old chemical plant worker went there Saturday night after an Alan Jackson concert. He told the newspaper that he had eaten at the restaurant several times before and had never had any problems.

Leighton told USA Today that a police officer escorted him and his friend out of the restaurant and told them that “individuals with facial tattoos weren't allowed inside.”

He was so shocked that he wrote about the experience on social media, spurring a flood of negative comments posted to the restaurant’s Yelp and Facebook pages.

The restaurant eventually apologized, saying it was concerned about gangs in its neighborhood and “one common factor with gangs are face and neck tattoos. We can't allow gangs to overtake our establishment.”

Watch Leighton’s response below.

         
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