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No R-E-S-P-E-C-T. No Respect at all.
We weren't the only ones who had a less than thrilling experience with an Artpark event this month.

A week after our rain-soaked, tablet-deprived voyage there, Aretha Franklin took the stage.

No, we were not there. Also, no issue with the show itself, by published accounts. But then the Queen of Soul crossed the border into the Land of Polite- the country that accused her of phoning it in to a concert earlier in the month- and things turned rather unpleasant:

Aretha Franklin said she was denied seating at the Johnny Rockets in the food court area of Fallsview Casino Resort after ordering takeout food.

“You can’t sit here because you ordered for takeout,” said the Johnny Rockets server, according to a statement the singer sent to The News through her agent, David Brokaw. “You can only stand in the perimeter.”

“The woman was very rude, unprofessional and nasty – certainly not the appropriate face for Johnny Rockets,” Franklin said in the statement. “No one should be addressed this way, whether a celebrity or not. I told her she can eat and pay for my meal, and left.”

A company spokeswoman said the franchise owner was sorry for the actions of “a new and very young employee.” She said the owner spoke with the employee and clarified the takeout policies.

But Franklin felt the apology should have gone to her, and not the media, Brokaw said.

Then a guy came out from the kitchen, and things really got ugly:

It's a good thing she didn't mention the dirty knife.
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puppy_ciao From: puppy_ciao Date: July 27th, 2014 06:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
This story annoyed me when I read about it....if you don't want the apology to come through the media, don't make the complaint through the media either. Bleh.
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