Owners of a Chinese restaurant in Tennessee have banned a man after he posted a video to YouTube of the restaurant's employees getting into a loud argument and throwing things.
According to WKRN, Daniel "Tank" King (the significance of his nickname will come into play later) was at China Wok in the 13,000-person town of McMinnville when an argument broke out behind the counter between some of the staff. The video, which King posted to YouTube Friday with the title 'GET OUT, WE CLOSED,' and which was tragically shot vertically instead of horizontally on his mobile device, shows employees of the restaurant screaming at each other in Chinese before one of them starts throwing food containers on the ground. At the end of the video, one of the employees yells, in English, at confused patrons: "Get out; we closed."
The video has attracted over 130,000 views since its posting three days ago, as well as the requisite number of racist comments from the cesspool of humanity known as the YouTube commenting community.
King says that his son noticed a sign on the door of the restaurant Sunday night that read, "Tank King Family are banned from this location" due to "cyberbullying." That's right: not only did the restaurant immediately know that King was the person who posted the video, but King was called out by his nickname when the restaurant decided to ban him from the establishment.
Comments on China Wok's Facebook page would indicated that by banning King, the restaurant essentially crossed the entire town: "the way you guys acted the other day when the king family was in there is out rageous [sic]," reads one comment. Another says, "...now you have banned Tank King and his family from your restaurant, I WILL NEVER, EVER BE IN YOUR RESTAURANT AGAIN! Tank King and his family are good people!!!"
Whether what King did can truly be qualified as "cyberbullying" is debatable, but one thing is certain: in McMinnville, Tenn., the man known as "Tank" King is not to be slighted.