Five Point restaurant in Seattle is the WORST. Super rude & anti-worker. Shittiest doorman in the Northwest. Prick. Spread the word.
— Tom Morello (@tmorello) September 27, 2014
We’ve seen it happen before, and now again. Sometimes celebrities and Twitter just don’t mix. But it does make for good reading for bloggers like Keith Mann and I, when we’re looking for new material.
The latest celeb to have a possible public faux pas is Rage Against The Machine’s lead guitarist, Tom Morello. Apparently the famed musician had a little trouble when he visited Seattle’s Five Point restaurant.
As you can see above, Tom was none too happy with his treatment during his time there. However, the bar owner tells a different tale. Saying that Tom expected preferential treatment over the bar’s other patrons. But that’s just not something that Five Points does. Which you sort of have to applaud.
Full transcript of the bar owner’s response letter here:
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.
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.”