A shocked teenage lesbian1 couple claim they were told off for kissing by a Morrisons2 security guard – who said they were “putting people off their food”. The supermarket chain is investigating the claim that he shouted at the young pair: “It is disgusting.”
Chloe Arrandale, from from Eccles, and her girlfriend Louise Taylor, from Ashton, say they were stunned when the security guard took offence – and began ‘swearing’. The couple, who are both 18-years-old, were eating in the supermarket chain’s caf in Eccles on Thursday between 5:30pm and 6pm when the incident happened.
Louise says she simply put her arm around Chloe and gave her a kiss because she was “not feeling great”. However, they say their lunch date turned sour when the security guard – who was also eating in the caf at the time – began ‘shouting and swearing’ at them. They also claim he told them: “You should go outside if you want to act like that”.
Chloe and Louise were enjoying a lunch date at the time of the outburst (Photo: Guzelian)
“I want an apology from this man and for him to admit what he has done is wrong,” said Chloe, a college student.
“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.
“I have been going to this Morrisons since I was young and the staff are always great.
“We come to the store almost every day after college .
We don’t blame Morrisons for this, as we have never had any problems.
“It was just the actions of one particular person.”
Morrisons is investigating what happened at the store branch in Eccles (Photo: Darren O’Brien/Guzelian)
The security guard had been eating while the couple were in the caf but was called away to deal with something after an announcement was made over the speaker system. The couple actually felt sorry for the man as all he was doing was trying to eat before he was called into action. It was on his return to the caf that they claim the security guard suddenly started shouting at them, leaving a shocked Louise to escort her upset girlfriend from the store.
Chloe added: “We get the occasional glances when we are out together or little shouts from childish boys but never had anyone scream at us before.
“Louise was just sat there quiet because she was in shock.
“I was so upset that she had to take me outside . We were both just really confused as to why he just suddenly started shouting . But later this turned to anger.
“It is 2017 . No one should be spoken to like that.”
Chloe’s mother, Beth Arrandale, was shocked when she heard what had allegedly happened to her daughter and her girlfriend. She posted on Facebook about the incident and shared it to Morrisons official page as well, before Chloe posted about it herself.
Beth’s post said: “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.
Chloe, 18, thanked her mum for sticking up for her (Photo: Guzelian)
“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!!!!!!! (sic).”
Morrisons have said that the individual was from their security supplier and that they are currently investigating the incident.
A Morrisons spokesperson said: “We take this allegation extremely seriously and we are raising it with our security supplier at this store to find out what happened.”
Donald Trump ‘wasn’t briefed’ on Executive Order he signed appointing Steve Bannon to National Security Council
Donald Trump was not briefed on an Executive Order he signed placing an ex-far right website owner on America s National Security Council. The President is reportedly fuming because he wasn t told the piece of paper he signed would put Steve Bannon on the crucial committee. According to the New York Times, not being fully briefed on the appointment is “a greater source of frustration to the president than the fallout from the travel ban.”
Bannon, the former CEO of far-right website Breitbart, is Trump s chief strategist in the White House – and is the first political appointee to be made a primary member of the Council.
The Executive Order originally removed Joseph Dunford, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff – the highest ranking serving military officer – from the permanent Council, but the White House later indicated it was to walk back on the move.
Steve Bannon and Donald Trump (Photo: Getty)
Bannon, 62, is a skilled propagandist and darling of the so-called alt-right – a term used to describe a movement of racist, anti-Muslim and white supremacist people on social media, which got behind Trump s candidacy. Prior to Trump’s election, Bannon had no experience in public service or national security. He was instrumental in developing Trump s executive order banning travel to the US from Muslim countries, and was reported to have insisted last night that the ban would apply even to people with lawful permanent residence in the US.
He took over Breitbart, which has become a platform for the so-called Alt-Right, in 2012, following the sudden death of founder Andrew Breitbart.
While the site was always a right-wing fringe website, there was a shift in focus under Bannon s leadership. Former Breitbart editor-at-large Ben Shapiro told the Daily Wire, a conservative website: Andrew Breitbart despised racism . Truly despised it .
With Bannon embracing Trump, all that changed. It was reported this morning that the President’s top team hold late night meetings in the dark because they can’t work out how to turn on the lights in the White House cabinet room.1
Washington DC history is full of legends of crucial decisions being made in dimly lit, smoke filled rooms.
And according to the New York Times3 , the lights are just one of the teething troubles the new President’s team suffer. They report that at late-night meetings, “aides confer in the dark because they cannot figure out how to operate the light switches in the cabinet room.
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By www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk10-28-13 DOZENS of reports have been made to police over the past five years claiming UFOs have been spotted across Hertfordshire.
Since 2009, Herts police has logged 27 phone calls and front desk inquiries describing supposed UFO activity. And the Mercury has obtained the logs detailing the reports, following a Freedom of Information request. This year, only two sightings were passed on to police both in the past two months.
One of them, recorded on September 2, says: There is a UFO in the sky, while another from October 1 simply states UFOs in the sky . It was a busier year in 2011, when nine calls and face-to-face reports were received from people mentioning UFOs including one of a spacecraft going over house . There were seven in 2009, as well as in 2010, and two in 2012.
Some of the logs go into more detail about the supposed extra terrestrial activity.
One, received in 2009, says: I think I have seen a UFO it has passed over our heads twice this evening, its high up and not making any noise, its just a steady light and the light looks bigger than an aeroplane lane travelling in a straight line N/E direction (sic).
Another reads: I am in the aviation business and I am not a prank and havent been drinking, has there been any sightings of UFOs because I have just seen one, very large orange ball, disappeared and re appeared gained height, flipped over (sic). . . .