Rage Against The Machine’in incisi Tom Morello, bir lokantadan asrın ayarını yedi.
Tom Morello’nun hayata ve kapitalizme karşı öfkesini sadece şarkılarına yansıtmadığını geçtiğimiz günlerde acı bir şekilde öğrendik. Seattle’da Five Point isimli restoranda yemek yemek isteyen Tom Morello, içeride yer olmadığı gerekçesiyle kapıdan çevrildi. Bunu gururuna yediremeyen Morello, hemen Twitter’dan hayranlarına seslendi. ‘Five Point isimli restoran çok kötü. İnanılmaz kabalar ve işçinin yanında durmuyorlar. Northwest’in en boktan kapı görevlisi orada. Pislik. Herkese duyurun.’ diyen Tom Morello’ya cevap bizzat restoranın sahibinden geldi.
Chris Cornell’la birlikte saat başına çalışma ücretinin minimum 15 dolar olması için turneye çıkan Tom Morello’nun çalışan dostu olmamakla suçladığı restoran sahibi, işçilerinin haklarından ve onları ne kadar sevdiğinden bahsettikten sonra ‘Eğer bir pislik gibi davranırsan, bir pislik gibi muamele görürsün.’ dedi. Sizi restoran sahibinin manifestosuyla baş başa bırakıyoruz:
‘For the record Tom Morello – The 5 Point is totally pro-worker. We try to pay more than any other small restaurant, and on top of the higher pay, we offer health insurance, paid sick days, paid time off, retirement and profit share. Sorry if you had an issue with our staff, but typically our staff is awesome, and when they are not, it's usually a reflection of the customer. Act like a prick = get treated like a prick.
I have to say, your attacking a small business without knowing anything about it, or addressing your problem with them directly before you go on a public rant, pretty much sucks. Just lost a ton of respect for you, and I've been a fan for years, both of your work in Rage and your work for workers rights since.
PS – rock stars don't get special treatment at The 5 Point. We couldn't give less of a shit. Sorry.
And PSS – I'm the owner of the 5 Point and have worked to raise the minimum wage in Seattle and support the same nationally, worked to get paid sick days law in Seattle, and am supporting a City sponsored retirement plan for employees of small businesses. I hope you do the same for your employees on the road…
PSSS – turns out he and his crew didn't get let in as the place was at capacity and there was a line. No one was being let in. According to our doorman who I totally trust, Tom and his crew were all totally rude. Quote from the door guys "I knew who he was, we had no room, his whole party was being rude. He wanted a special room in the back. Clearly had no ideas what it is like inside. I've told bigger rock stars than him no.’