A social media video from a
restaurant in California showed Americans singing the national anthem at a
restaurant in California, and many people reacted with horror and anger.
A TikTok user posted video
from the Rainbow Oaks Restaurant as the clients stood up, put their hands over
their hearts, and sang along with the national anthem in Fallbrook, a small
city north of San Diego.
"By far the most
dangerous situation I’ve ever been in," she wrote about the incident and
added hashtags for "white people things."
The video went viral and
garnered over 3 million views on TikTok and over 17,000 comments.
KUSI-TV sent a reporter to the
restaurant to cover the daily ritual that has been happening for 6 years. She
called it the "most patriotic restaurant" she had ever been to.
Others on social media were
not as impressed, as documented by Fox News.
"Serious question. Is
this real? Like people actually do this in real everyday life?" replied
"As someone from the UK this feels so dystopian," another person responded.
"In Spain we dont even hear the national anthem that much, so this would 100% freak me out so much," wrote another user.
"This feels like a horror
movie. Everyone stands up soon as the music plays as you find yourself been the
only person not standing roll for initiative," read another comment.
Others called it
"cultish," "scary," and "nightmarish."
Fallbrook is a small town of about 30,000 and lies about half an hour from the beach.
Here's more about the
restaurant anthem tradition:
Carlos Garcia, The
Blaze News, May 02, 2023