Practicing to shoot himself in the foot. (Via Getty Images)
He says he is a champion for worker's rights, but he is far from living like those he supports. On Friday, September 26th, Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello tried to get preferential treatment at Seattle restaurant The 5 Point Cafe after performing at a benefit concert to help 15 Now, an organization dedicated to increasing the minimum wage to $15 and support worker's rights. When the doorman turned the guitarist away with the explantation that the restaurant was at capacity, Morello, man of the people, tried to push past those people patiently waiting in line. Morello demanded a "special room" for himself and his obnoxious friends, and when the doorman explained that he could not be accommodated, Morello threw a hissy fit. Then her took to Twitter with his tirade.
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
When one fan tried to appeal to Morello's common sense by saying what should have been obvious — there's no room at the inn — Morello defended his meltdown by claiming that the doorman's refusal to violate fire code and inability to stretch the fabric of space was pure rude prickishness.
“@stabulousness:They were at capacity &u wanted a private room.Think before you tweet rock star.” Complete BS Just a rude prick at the door— Tom Morello (@tmorello) September 27, 2014