Conversation about the tirade delivered by Dallas restauranteur Kevin Kelley has raged on the internet since video of him berating customers at TRUE Kitchen + Kocktails went viral. People have been roasting Kelley for his strangely offensive speech and clowning him for blowing the situation out of proportion.
But some restaurants took it a bit further, using the debate over the appropriateness of twerking to help market their own eatery, where brunch twerking is definitely encouraged.
Houston restaurant Domain Restaurant & Lounge released a fun video of their weekly Sunday brunches, highlighting that the food is good, music is loud and the space is primed for a little movement.
"Twerkin really damn near mandatory with us," the caption read.
Twerkin really damn near mandatory with us pic.twitter.com/lUwNjCd0AY
— LuLu (@OGElmoCooks) November 30, 2020
The fun-loving establishment was quickly heralded for wasting no time in seizing the marketing opportunity.
It’s the chains on in the kitchen for me. That food is gonna be ???? lol
— Mrs. Anastasia Beaverhausen-Singh (@MsAWR) November 30, 2020
this how you sweep the market , take notes yall
— . (@officialkinxg) November 30, 2020
Despite the love, a few people did note that it might not be the best idea to do brunch twerking right now considering the United States just broke its record for COVID-19 hospitalizations with 96,039 people being hospitalized and thousands dying each day.
Listen as fun as this looks(it really does btw), I will NOT be participating in any event like this until covid chills down. Y’all we are in the HEIGHT of this pandemic ???? ESPECIALLY in Texas..
— “They gave it to the white man Bon Iver” (@cynthiacide) November 30, 2020
In response to the outrage over his comments, Kelley has doubled down, using his restaurant accounts to promote messages online that support him over the last two days.