A California restaurant owner has been facing some serious online blowback after a TikTok video showing customers of her restaurant standing for “The Star-Spangled Banner,” which is played daily at the restaurant, went viral.
Predictably, hysterical leftists on TikTok made outrageous claims about the “danger” posed to them by America’s National Anthem, with the person who posted the viral TikTok captioning it “the most dangerous situation I’ve ever been in.”
Despite the backlash she faces online, the restauranteur is standing strong in this culture war battle, saying “we won’t be stopping.”
As background, the TikTok post was of a restaurant called Rainbow Oaks, owned by Jeanene Paulino. It’s in Fallbrook, California. She plays the national anthem daily in it, and hysteric leftists freaked out over that. One commenter on the viral TikTok, for example, said the moment would be their “worst nightmare.” Another added, “that’s terrifying,” while yet a third said, “this feels like a horror movie.
Jeanene Paulino appeared on Fox & Friends Wednesday so share her side of the story and explained to the hosts that the complaints were all about getting attention.
She also explained why her restaurant plays the national anthem daily, saying, “I feel like, if we take a few minutes out of our day to be grateful for the men and women who have made the sacrifices so that we can stand up and say how we feel and she said how she felt.”
Continuing, she said, “And I wish she realized that it’s because those men and women who made those sacrifices that she was able to do that,” she said referring to the woman who made the post.”
California: Liberals are in uproar over Rainbow Oaks Restaurant in Fallbrook playing the National Anthem everyday.
Restaurant owner Jeanene Paulino says, “We won’t be stopping.” pic.twitter.com/mnn6U6P3hU
— ⚔️🛡Sir Rickster🛡⚔️ (@Patriot_Knight) May 4, 2023
According to Fox News in a later report on the situation, GOP Congressman Jim Jordan of Ohio applauded Paulino for her efforts saying, “The Left wants a California restaurant to stop playing the national anthem each day. The owner said NO WAY! God Bless her.”
STANDING UP FOR AMERICA: Rep. @Jim_Jordan applauds restaurant owner for defying the woke backlash by continuing to proudly play "The Star-Spangled Banner" at her business each morning. https://t.co/4hRsXKBhOU pic.twitter.com/a4kEZl2VeB
— Fox News (@FoxNews) May 4, 2023
Fox News Digital, in its report on the anthem-playing restaurant, also noted that Paulino said the complaints posted by progressive patrons online were “privileged” and expressed ingratitude toward American servicemen and women. In her words: “I think maybe they’re not focusing on gratitude. This particular TikToker had seen a local news post, so she probably did it for attention.”
The custom of playing the national anthem each day has been ongoing for years at Rainbow Oaks, Paulino said. She then added that it is a tradition she is proud to carry on and keep going despite the backlash, saying, “I come from a long line of patriots, so I was thrilled to keep the tradition going. No, we won’t be stopping.”
And while it might be shocking to some that leftists online were so outraged by the anthem, it shouldn’t come as a surprise at this point. The Washington Post, for example, declares the Star Spangled Banner to be full of “racist lyrics” in an article on the subject, so that leftists hate the anthem so can hardly be a surprise at this point.
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