Tony Roman’s Italian restaurant Basilico’s Pasta e Vino in Huntington Beach, California, posted a sign reading “Notice: Proof of not being vaccinated required” next to an image showing a pair of hands breaking a syringe in half.
Roman is a vaccine opponent who recently appeared on CNN and was interviewed by Chris Cuomo.
In a conversation online viewers found odd, he responded by saying the sign on his restaurant was an “IQ test” and not a publicity stunt.
“As I tell people when they ask me, are they so blinded by their anger and hatred. I told them, you know? If you still don’t understand, maybe we should put up a sign saying you’re too stupid to come to the restaurant. I mean, it’s very simple. Like I said, I think you already know that. Am I right?” Roman told Cuomo.
The Pasta e Vino restaurant in Basilico posted a notice on its Facebook page earlier on July 23 when they criticized the restrictions to control the spread of COVID-19.
“More American counties, cities and businesses doubling down on anti-American lockdown mandates? Well, ‘Basilico’s Pasta e Vino’ just tripled: From day one, never adhered to, masks banned, and now requires proof of not being vaccinated!” write the restaurant.