Chloe Arrandale and her girlfriend Louise Taylor, both 18, were railed at by a security guard on Thursday, who told them that they were "disgusting" and "putting people off their food." He then kicked the lesbian couple out of the store, saying they could stay outside if they wanted to "carry on with 'that' kind of behavior." All of this was because Arrandale gave Taylor a kiss ("a peck on the lips") in the cafe of Morrisons, a chain of supermarkets in the UK.
In response, Chloe's mother, Beth Arrandale, wrote a post on Facebook, expressing her anger and disgust at her daughter being treated that way.
In her post she wrote,
I'm absolutely disgusted with the ignorant, homophobic and disgraceful treatment of my daughter and her girlfriend by staff at Morrisons in Eccles!!! All they did was have a little kiss (just a peck on the lips) whilst having something to eat in the cafe. They were then confronted by an idiotic and clearly homophobic 'security guard' and told they had to get out of Morrisons, that they were disgusting and apparently putting people off their food! If they want to carry on with 'that' kind of behaviour then to do it outside!!! Nothing said to the straight couple though, who were sat next to them, who also happened to be cuddling and kissing!!!
It's 2017 ffs!!!!!!!
Ms. Arrandale's post did get a couple of responses from the Morrisons customer service team, who said they were turning the matter over to the store manager to investigate.
Chloe wrote a Facebook post of her own about the incident. She also thanked her mom for standing up for her.
To the Daily Mail, Chloe said,
I want an apology from this man and for him to admit what he has done is wrong.
Love is love. If he has these opinions then he should just keep them to himself and not just go screaming at two young girls. All she did was sit next to me, put her arm around me and gave me a kiss because I was not feeling well. It wasn't a really long, sloppy snog.
A spokesperson for Morrisons told the Daily Mail, "We take this allegation extremely seriously and we are raising it with our security supplier at this store to find out what happened."