Support on social media continued to pour in Monday for a chef who called out a customer for protesting the in-house Christmas music. “Christmas music was offensive,” the patron wrote on the back of the receipt at Michael’s Tasting Room in St Augustine, Florida. “Consider playing ‘holiday’ music or less religious-themed.”
“It’s very simple, offended person can eat somewhere else! Like home!” one FB visitor wrote early Monday.
Another wrote: “Thank you Michael for having your business in the Christmas spirit. There are plenty of people that enjoy tunes they can sing to with there families. Merry Christmas and may your business keep rocking and rolling this season.”
Lugo told First Coast News that a server brought the note to his attention.
“It’s all about celebration of family … of gathering with friends and people and it’s a tradition,” Lugo said. “It’s not about a religion, it’s not about anything else. I am a Christian but I don’t push that as my agenda. I think that Christmas is Christmas.”