Illustrating the ongoing rise of class warfare and its tangential, troubling devaluation of celebrity, wealthy man and famous actor John Travolta found himself unable to secure a table at a KFC in West Sussex, England, after asking his representatives to phone ahead and politely reserve an area where he and his guests might enjoy their fried chicken, and possibly engage in normal-person conversation. According to The Daily Mail, Travolta’s request—which came while he was in town for an annual Scientology event—was rudely denied by the KFC employee who answered the phone, who, possibly motivated by some sort of classist grudge, informed Travolta’s agent that the actor would be forced to engage in a plebeian queue and scrape for his own table, just like everyone else.
“To me, customers are customers, no matter who they are. It doesn't make a difference if someone is famous,” the worker said, probably while enshrouded in one of those “hoodies” and fingering a Molotov cocktail. However, a KFC spokesperson has since issued a statement saying that its employee’s actions were wrong: “In hindsight, of course, we would have reserved a table for him. It’s not every day you get a Hollywood star eating in your restaurant.” Unfortunately, it’s unlikely that they’ll ever get the chance again, as Travolta snubbed the restaurant and went straight to his Scientology dinner—where they still know how to treat people—leaving KFC further mired in its thoroughly working-class, greasy lawlessness. [via Movieline]
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