A Long Beach bar owner goes on a homophobic tirade after being asked to wear a face mask
A local business owner was caught on camera going on a homophobic tirade after being denied entry into a Long Beach restaurant for not wearing a face mask.
Tale of the tape:
According to the video, the obscenity-laced tirade happened outside of Beachwood Brewing in Downtown Long Beach. The man in the video identified himself as Rakesh Desai, owner of R-Bar, a bar located on 3rd Street near Pine Ave.
Mr. Desai said, "You guys think your hot shit cause you wanna wear a mask? You motherfuckers," and, "I am a local business owner too... [Do] you know what [is] better? You're an f--ot."
He then focuses his anger at a group of people, pointing and shouting, 'Your nothing' five times.
Desai is talking to an unnamed person inside Beachwood, saying, "We'll see you on the street someday," and then hollers, "she's a d--e, so whatever."
A supposably Beachwood employee told Mr. Desai, "You're a bar owner you should know... about the health guidelines we have to abide to. [Do] you think I like wearing a mask? I don't."
Brain Addison of Longbeachize took the video.
👉According to Desai's LinkedIn profile, he has been the 'Proprietor' of R-Bar for the past three years and owns a financial services business.
Addison says the video has since been reported on Twitter.