Man kicked out of NC Pizza Hut for wearing a dress - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

Man kicked out of NC Pizza Hut for wearing a dress

WALLACE, NC (WECT) - Vishon Murphy knows the phrase "no shirt, no shoes, no service" but when he decided to wear a dress to pick up some food at the Pizza Hut in Wallace, N.C. he says he was turned away for being ‘disruptive.'

"As soon as I walked in the general manager told me that I cannot be in the restaurant because I was dressed in 'drag,' in women's clothing, and he asked me to leave," Vishon Murphy said.

On Sunday, Pizza Hut representatives tell WECT News that Murphy had visited the restaurant three times and had not purchased anything.  After customers complained about his clothing he was asked to leave.

Some customers said Pizza Hut had a right to ask Murphy to leave. While others said that is discriminating against someone's sexuality.

"If I was paying for something then I should be able to go in and sit down. I'm half Scottish and if I wanted to wear a kilt in here I should be able to," said Greg Lanier.

Pizza Hut representatives say they have video of Murphy causing a scene once he was asked to leave. Murphy says he didn't mean to be a ‘drama queen' but he wanted to make more than a fashion statement.

"I respect people and their boundaries because I understand that everyone does not like my lifestyle and I show them respect," said Murphy. "I deserve to be respected, as well."

Copyright 2011 WECT.  All rights reserved.

  • FOX19 HeadlinesMore>>

  • Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe

    Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe

    Friday, February 23 2018 12:14 AM EST2018-02-23 05:14:34 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 5:39 PM EST2018-02-23 22:39:32 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - in this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, Rick Gates departs Federal District Court in Washington. In a dramatic escalation of pressure and stakes, special counsel Robert Mueller filed additional criminal charges Thursday...(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - in this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, Rick Gates departs Federal District Court in Washington. In a dramatic escalation of pressure and stakes, special counsel Robert Mueller filed additional criminal charges Thursday...

    Special counsel Robert Mueller has filed additional criminal charges against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman and his business associate.

    Full Story >

    Special counsel Robert Mueller has filed additional criminal charges against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman and his business associate.

    Full Story >
  • Trump says arm US teachers; they love kids as others don't

    Trump says arm US teachers; they love kids as others don't

    Friday, February 23 2018 10:18 AM EST2018-02-23 15:18:09 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 5:39 PM EST2018-02-23 22:39:18 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump takes a question from reporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, to travel to Oxon Hill, Md. to speak at the Conservative Political Ac...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump takes a question from reporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, to travel to Oxon Hill, Md. to speak at the Conservative Political Ac...
    President Donald Trump says the armed officer who didn't stop the gunman who carried out last week's Florida massacre was either a "coward" or "didn't react properly under pressure.".Full Story >
    President Donald Trump says the armed officer who didn't stop the gunman who carried out last week's Florida massacre was either a "coward" or "didn't react properly under pressure.".Full Story >
  • Russian indicted by US seen as doing favors for Putin

    Russian indicted by US seen as doing favors for Putin

    Thursday, February 22 2018 5:05 PM EST2018-02-22 22:05:38 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 5:38 PM EST2018-02-23 22:38:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, file). FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016 file photo, businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, left, gestures on the sidelines of a summit meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip E...(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, file). FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016 file photo, businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, left, gestures on the sidelines of a summit meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip E...
    The journey of Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin has led from prison to wealthy entrepreneur.Full Story >
    The journey of Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin has led from prison to wealthy entrepreneur.Full Story >
Powered by Frankly