I’m lucky that I never have gotten called a name like this at work, but I’ve gotten called this many, many times. And I’ll probably get called this name again by some people on Tumblr just for putting this picture out there, because I am indeed a big fat dyke. Eat it, haters!
But the name you had to wear on that name tag, Tyler, doesn’t seem to me to be a label anyone would want to reclaim or embrace for any reason. It makes fun at one group of people at the expense of another group of people. And to think that Taco John’s won’t just do the right thing and say that it will try to keep this from happening to more of their employees just adds to the insult.
Sign the petition! Tell Taco John’s to apologize to Tyler and stand against bullying and discrimination.