A chivalrous fast-food employee used his "gay powers" to turn the tables on a customer who had been making unwelcome advances on women at his workplace.
In a video posted to TikTok, Matthew Castellon (@matthewcast) stunned the drive-thru patron by flirting with him first, using the customer’s own creepy pickup line against him.
“You know what would look good on you?” Castellon asked the man at the undisclosed Burger King location. “You know what would look good on you? Me.”
Just to make sure folks understood the background of the situation, Castellon wrote “when an old man harasses your female workers, use your gay powers to make him uncomfortable” in the overlay text of the TikTok
“Customer comes and harasses my female coworkers often,” he further explained in the caption. “This is the same pickup line he used last week.”
Castellon, who describes himself on his TikTok page as an “aspiring gay musician without the motivation to practice,” told the Daily Dot his coworkers were “excited” about his use of gay powers to drive away the man.
He also revealed a few things not captured in the video. The customer, though initially stunned, apparently decided he flirted with a guy and he liked it so he flirted back, according to Castellon.
There were definite sparks flying in their brief encounter, just not the romantic kind.
“What made me want to confront him in that manner was that he used the same pickup line on one of the female managers a week prior,” Castellon said, adding he wasn’t worried about getting reprimanded because “some things need to be done.”
Last August, a gay server in Wisconsin received a belated $4,500 tip from a group of citizens after he had earlier been stiffed with a hateful anti-gay message by a homophobic customer. instead of a tip on a $142.95 bill from a homophobic customer.
“Service was good but we don’t tip sinfull [sic] homosexuals,” the handwritten note on the bill of $142.95 read.
Eric Salzwedel, the co-founder of Do Good Wisconsin, learned of the incident and raised funds to make sure the anonymous server received the type of tip he deserved.