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Hell’s Kitchen’s fantastic response to Yelp review saying “too many gay people”

Minneapolis eatery says it tries to "create an environment that is blind to any form of prejudice "

Photo: Hell's Kitchen-Minneapolis, via Facebook.

Photo: Hell’s Kitchen-Minneapolis, via Facebook.

“We ask that you not return to Hell’s Kitchen again.”

–The staff of Hell’s Kitchen, a popular Minneapolis eatery, in a Facebook post responding to a Yelp user who criticized the establishment by writing: “Too many gay people.”

The post continued:

“All of us who work here, whether straight or gay, view Hell’s Kitchen as our home. We open our doors each morning and do our best to make every person kind enough to dine with us feel as if it is their home, too.

“We do our best to make every guest feel welcome, we do our best to create an environment that gives them a chance to enjoy the company of their friends, we do our best to create an environment that is blind to any form of prejudice and we do our best to create an environment that is safe. These aren’t ‘business goals’ … they’re just naturally in the DNA of every one of the 166 members of our Hell’s Kitchen family.

“While you’re certainly free to post any comment you want about us, we’re equally free to say you cannot enter our home again.”

According to local FOX affiliate KMSP, a family member told the news station that the Yelp user has since retracted his comment and “has learned the error of his ways.”

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John Riley is the local news reporter for Metro Weekly. He can be reached at jriley@metroweekly.com