According to the Pizza Hut, Murphy was turned away for being “disruptive.”
“I respect people and their boundaries because I understand that everyone does not like my lifestyle and I show them respect,” said Murphy.
However, he added “I deserve to be respected, as well.”
Pizza Hut representatives told reporters that Murphy visited the restaurant three times and did not purchase anything. After customers complained about his appearance, Murphy was asked to leave.
Some customers, however, believed Murphy had a right to wear whatever he pleased.
“If I was paying for something then I should be able to go in and sit down. I’m half Scottish and if I wanted to wear a kilt in here I should be able to,” said Greg Lanier, a random customer at the local restaurant.