Wednesday, 8 December 2021

Lesbian couple ‘shouted at by security guard’ for kiss in Morrisons cafe

MANCHESTER: Two teenage girls say a security guard started ‘shouting and swearing’ at them when they shared a brief kiss in a Morrisons supermarket. The couple claim he told them they were ‘putting people off their food’ and yelled: “It is disgusting.” Morrisons bosses say they are investigating the claims after Chloe Arrandale, from Eccles, Salford, blasted the store on her Facebook page. Chloe and her girlfriend Louise Taylor, from Ashton, say they were stunned by the guard’s outburst. The couple, both 18, were eating in the cafe of the Morrisons branch in Eccles on Thursday between 5.30pm and 6pm. Louise put her arm around Chloe and gave her a kiss because she was ‘not feeling great.’ But the pair say their lunch date turned sour when the security guard – who was also eating in the café at the time – began shouting and swearing at them. They couple, who quickly left the store, claim he said: “You should go outside if you want to act like that”. Student Chloe has demanded an apology from the security guard.

Beth Arrandale posted this statement on Facebook in support of her daughter

She said: “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. “It is 2017. No one should be spoken to like that.” Chloe’s mother, Beth Arrandale, posted a long statement on Facebook in support of her daughter. 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!

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