Hoax: Lesbian Waitress Stiffed on Tip and Received Homophobic Message on Receipt

Lesbian Waitress Stiffed on Tip and Received Homophobic Message on Receipt turns out to be a Hoax

Anyone remember those racist statements placed around Oberlin College that turned out to be a Hoax?  Seems we have another instance of fake prejudice and hate.

After a gay server at a New Jersey restaurant said a customer denied her a tip and wrote her a hateful note on the receipt, a local family contacted NBC 4 New York and said their receipt shows they paid a tip and didn’t write any such note.


Dayna Morales, a former Marine and a server at Gallop Asian Bistro in Bridgewater, posted a photo on Facebook earlier this month, showing the bill with a line through the space for a tip. The photo of the receipt showed someone had written, “I’m sorry but I cannot tip because I do not agree with your lifestyle.”

Morales indicated in her Facebook post, and in subsequent media interviews — including with NBC 4 New York — that the customer wrote that line.

But a family contacted NBC 4 New York claiming their receipt from the restaurant shows they did leave a tip, and provided what they said was a credit card statement as proof.

The husband and wife, who asked to remain anonymous, showed NBC 4 New York a receipt that appeared to be printed at the same minute, on the same date, for the same $93.55 total, except with an $18 tip.

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We are wondering, if anti-gay sentiment and racism are so rampant in the United States, how is it that these hoaxes make it to the National News more often than actual racism or homophobia?  Additionally, how is it that so many people came to her aide?

The truth is, Americans are,  for the most part, tolerant and disdain prejudice and hate acts.

What we think?  This waitress saw a real anti-gay incident toward a waiter in Kansas and saw how the American People handle real prejudice.  We think she wanted a bit of media and public attention at the expense of a customer.

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