SA singer Jonathan Butler claims restaurant manager was ‘racist’

South African-born jazz musician Jonathan Butler took to Instagram on Monday, August 15, to share an incident at a restaurant he dined at while on tour in Napa Valley, California.

In a four-minute video, Butler claimed a restaurant manager followed him to his car to ask if he had left a tip for the waiter. The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter described the incident as “offensive” and “very disturbing”.

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JONATHAN BUTLER EXPLODES THE RESTAURANT

In an Instagram video posted Aug. 15, international jazz star Jonathan Butler shared an alleged “racist” encounter he had at the Goose & Gander restaurant.

Butler explained that he went out to dinner with his friends and after the meal, the musician paid the bill and left a large tip for the waiter.

After leaving the restaurant, the Goose & Gander manager followed the musician to his car and asked if he had left a tip for the waiter.

“I’ve never been followed out of a restaurant in my life. He showed so much disrespect for me and for all of us who ate at the restaurant. I don’t think he’ll do that to a white person , but he did this to me,” the 60-year-old musician said.

“We took very good care of our server, very well. And we gave them a lot of money.

JONATHAN BUTLER: “WE HAVE TO GET RID OF THIS MINDSET”

In the video, Jonathan Butler said the experience at Goose & Gander is similar to what he would have experienced as a black person in South Africa.

“I hope this guy… I wish him no harm but, we need to get rid of this mindset.” Just because of the color of my skin and the way I dress, he has to follow me to my car.

“I’m really a little pissed, that he is insulting my friend who recommended this great restaurant with amazing food.”

WATCH BUTLER’S VIDEO HERE

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