February 3, 2012, - 2:09 pm

“Tolerance”: NBC Post-Superbowl Host Boycotts Restaurant for Opposing Gay Marriage

By Debbie Schlussel


If you are like many Americans and millions of foreigners, on Sunday Evening your eyes will be glued to the Super Bowl on NBC.  But just after the Super Bowl, the Peacock Network’s “American Idol” rip-off, “The Voice” will air.  One of the hosts/judges of the show, tattoo-encrusted Adam Levine of the pop group, “Maroon 5,” recently announced his pride in boycotting a Mexican restaurant for contributing to the campaign for California’s Prop 8, the law which declares that marriage is between a man and a woman. (For the record, Levine is NOT Jewish, contrary to popular belief and a Jewish surname. Also, his uncle is extremely liberal journalist Timothy Noah, who is also not Jewish.)  Maroon 5 was recently nominated for a Grammy Award for the hit song, “Moves Like Jagger,” and in connection with that, here’s what he told the February 6th issue of People:


We used to go to this Mexican restaurant to celebrate after the Grammys.  But the place supported the movement to make gay marriage illegal [in California] so we bailed on that.

So much for the “tolerance” of liberals like Levine.  They’re all for respecting a “diversity” of opinions, as long as the “diversity” starts at left-wing and ends at far left-wing.  You can bet that if Levine announced he boycotted restaurants for opposing Proposal 8, he’d be replaced on “The Voice,” and be running himself ragged in apologies.  And while we’re in the midst of the discussion about the “tolerance” of liberals, since it was a Mexican restaurant, it appears he’s intolerant of Latino values.  As we know, many Latinos, including Mexicans, are devout Catholics and, therefore, against gay marriage and the gay lifestyle.  It wouldn’t be inaccurate to call Levine an anti-Hispanic bigot.

That’s what his restaurant boycott, and lack of the “tolerance” liberals always preach to me, implies.

**** UPDATE: Reader Brian writes:

Debbie —

I wasn’t able to determine from your post what Mexican restaurant was being complained about by that tolerant, socialist intellectual. Could you let me know, so if I’m ever in LA, I can make a point of patronizing the place?


As you’ll note, Levine conveniently leaves out the name of the restaurant because he knows there are plenty of people like reader Brian who would support the place. So, I do not know which restaurant it is. I’ve researched it, and, as I told Brian, I’ve been unable to find out the answer. Brian writes back:

Isn’t it great to see a cowardly person take a principled stand on something?

**** UPDATE #2: Commenter Tammy Summers says the restaurant in question is “El Coyote” on Beverly Blvd. At least two gay news websites (here and here) claim the same. I say, to my non-kosher readers, go support that restaurant to make up for Adam Levine’s idiocy.

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38 Responses

I’m sure that the people who own that restaurant won’t notice a few less “pinches gringos putos.” The words “Mexican Restaurant” & “boycott” will NEVER be used in the same sentence by me, unless I’m referring to some BS chain.

If I find good Mexican, I stick with it. Heck, if I find good food of ANY type I stick with it. My only liberal fantasy as far as “world peace” goes is to cook a huge spread of every type of food imagineable & sit down & eat. For the most part, people can agree over good food.

Keys to a Good Mexican Place (my mom’s from LA, so I was taught well):

1) MUST look like a rat hole that you’d wanna check your shots before going into.

2) NONE of the staff, with 1 or 2 exceptions, should be able to “habla Engles.”

3) MUST make tortilla chips & salsa fresh, in house, with a BUTTLOAD of cilabtro & some lime.

4) MUST have Pacifico beer on the menu

Best Mexican food east of the Mississippi is literally 15 minutes east of the river. La Guadalupana in Memphis, my hometown. It fits ALL the criteria above. And I weep regularly that I only get down there 2 times a year. I would n more boycott that place than I would boycott eating alltogether.

Con Chef (NB) on February 3, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    You are so right, Con—except that you can find fantastic Mexican all over New Mexico. Much better than Tex-Mex.

    Debbie, have you heard about the hilarious new Samsung commercial tweaking Iran?

    Occam's Tool on February 3, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Yup, its seems likely now that due to the Federal District Court judge’s bias and misconduct, the Nine Circus will reverse and uphold Proposition 8. Of course it will be headed to the US Supreme Court and if it takes the case, it will decide whether traditional marriage in this country is still worthy of our legal and social protection. If it doesn’t then the law stands at least in California.

Liberal intolerance and lack of respect for other people’s values and views is why same sex marriage hasn’t been widely adopted in America. In the few places where it is legal, it was imposed by the courts. The Left is deluding itself it if it thinks gay marriage will ever find social acceptance in this country. And the behavior of obnoxious celebrities like Adam Levine ensure at least it won’t happen here in our lifetime.

NormanF on February 3, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Well, Miss Schlussel, you do not shop at Muslim-owned business because you disagree with (to put it mildly) what you assume their beliefs to be and the threat those beliefs pose to you and all of the free world, so is that you being intolerant of Muslims? Or, are you merely exercising your freedom to not support people who would take away something you consider a basic civil right?

R: Thanks for comparing apples to Mack trucks. In fact, I said the reason I don’t shop at these places is that I do NOT know where my money is going and that it is likely going to fund Islamic terrorism, hateful Islamic mosques that praise Islamic terrorism, or Islamic schools that do the same. I do not fund Jew-haters. Period. Opposing gay marriage is hardly the same, and it does not mean we support hatred or any kind of oppression or persecution of gays. I certainly don’t. I just believe–as societies that have lasted for thousands of years in civilization–that marriage is between a man and a woman. DS

Richard on February 3, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Richard, as DS said, why are you equating “apples to Mack trucks”! It’s her opinion and decision which business she wants to shop and do her business, and if muslim businesses are sending their customers money to fund islamic terrorist groups across the world, vile & hateful islamic mosque, etc., then Debbie and everybody else has EVERY right to NOT shop and do their business with muslim owned businesses.

    “A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

    Sean R. on February 3, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    It is also curious Richard that you would jump into this topic when Islam is so virulently anti-gay. In the United States, the discussion concerns whether or not gays should be allowed same sex marriage. In Islam, the subject is whether or not they should be allowed to live. Apparently, you were too blinded by your feral rage to see what you were about to fall into.

    Here is an example of Muslim Tolerance: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/20/us-britain-muslims-gays-idUSTRE80J1EP20120120

    There are many other examples of this, but I suspect that you already are aware of Islam’s views towards homosexuality. So, your comments on this topic are self-serving and entirely insincere. Peddle your Kitman/Taqqiya elsewhere. You are about as credible as an old whore who claims to be chaste.

    Worry01 on February 3, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Richard, I would be interested in YOUR blog and YOUR writings that counter the belief of what DS knows about and writes about so expertly.

    Y’all seem to strongly disagree with her premise (like the 12 year old girl aka “lolwhat?”) but offer nothing of substance to counter what she believes in except strong feeeeeeelings. Like pre-pube Justin Bieber fans. And we know what intellectual brain-boxes THEY are.

    Skunky on February 3, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Adam who?

He’s irrelevant. No one will be listening to his music in 10 years.

Janne on February 3, 2012 at 2:52 pm

The restaurant in question is El Coyote

TS: Thanks. How do you know? DS

Tammy Summers on February 3, 2012 at 2:57 pm

This was my parents favorite spot and we ate their just after this fiasco and supported them.It’s on Beverly so if anyone’s in the area stop in for some good food.

Tammy Summers on February 3, 2012 at 3:03 pm

I don’t think Adam Levine is against Hispanics though many Hispanics are devout Christians who oppose gay marriage. Same with Black people, Jewish people, Asian/Indian people, etc. I tell my liberal friends that supporting traditional marriage isn’t the same as being bigoted against homosexuals. People tend to take issues with groups opposing same-sex marriage because many of these “Family” groups from the far-right are condemning homosexuals as dangerous people/criminals while there are some revolting homosexuals out there who are monsters (NAMBLA, Jeffrey Dahmer). There are also gays who are decent human beings. I I’m guessing this is why many liberals boycott traditional-marriage supporting place which is equally ridiculous as what the American Family Association folks boycott.

Matthew on February 3, 2012 at 3:23 pm

I don’t think Adam Levine is against Hispanics though many Hispanics are devout Christians who oppose gay marriage. Same with Black people, Jewish people, Asian/Indian people, etc. I tell my liberal friends that supporting traditional marriage isn’t the same as being bigoted against homosexuals. People tend to take issues with groups opposing same-sex marriage because many of these “Family” groups from the far-right are condemning homosexuals as dangerous people/criminals while there are some revolting homosexuals out there who are monsters (NAMBLA, Jeffrey Dahmer). There are also gays who are decent human beings. I’m guessing this is why many liberals boycott traditional-marriage supporting places. To me that is equally ridiculous as the boycotts from the American Family Association.

Matthew on February 3, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Well,I don’t eat too many tacos or go to Mexican restaurants anyway. The whole thing seem so stupid to me anyway.

Ghostwriter on February 3, 2012 at 3:44 pm

This seems to be a prime example of the hypocrisy of liberals. They want clear separation of state and religion. Yet marriage is deeply ingrained in every religion as something between a man and a woman. These people expect their Pastors and Rabbis to perform a marriage ceremony on 2 men or 2 women. Does not compute. I could be wrong, but I think a large number of conservatives are okay with some sort of same sex union so gays can have equal rights, as long as it has a name other than marriage.

Zsuzsi on February 3, 2012 at 4:12 pm

He’s not eating at a place who’s policies he disagrees with. What exactly is the problem? If a pro lifer doesn’t want to eat at some place who’s owners support abortion, who cares?

Lolwhat on February 3, 2012 at 4:13 pm

I was recently in LA and El Coyote happens to be very close to a bunch of kosher restaurants.

David on February 3, 2012 at 4:35 pm


M”oron” 5 sucks anyway…..they’ll just dry up and blow away like a turd in the desert.

IceNoMore on February 3, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Is Adam Levine the schmuck with all of the tattoos in your second picture in your article?

Glad to hear he is not Jewish. Can we Jews sue him for having a Jewish sounding name?

I have no strong feelings on gay marriage, but I am sick of Left wing Hollywood. People like Adam Levine are the best argument for post-natal abortion.

Of course, everyone is free to boycott The Voice and to call the show’s sponsors and tell them you are boycotting them until they stop advertising on that show.

Boycotts are a two way street.

Jonathan E. Grant on February 3, 2012 at 4:56 pm

This big-noting freak has given me the irrits since he has come on the scene. He’s like the biggest dork. Everyone with a brain knows he’s a douche-bag. And rock and roll don’t need his boring arse.

You gotta love rich, misogynistic Liberals like this piece of warthog poop. They play the “Ooooooh, I support the gays” for the same reason rich stars like to support democratic causes…to keep the hoi polloi from treating them like the 1% they truly are. It actually makes me sick. It’s just lip service and too bad political gays are so quick to wanna tongue kiss anyone who they think is on their side. It’s disgusting.

Meanwhile some of us have ALWAYS found a soft-spot for gays and don’t want them mistreated…but when they step on our toes and demand “special” treatment as well as wanting us to think an apple IS a mack truck, well, I am sick of it. I USED to not want to judge them by their faults but now I do because they are NOT above any other American. And for that they will paint me as homo-phobic which I have never been in my life. I am like DS and believe that marriage is between a man and a women.

Skunky on February 3, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    I don’t think wanting gay relationships being treated as the same heterosexual relationships is really “special” treatment. And if people believe in something they’ll fight for it until they get it, it’s no different than other group of people.
    Also, is being gay a “fault”?

    petebone on February 3, 2012 at 10:13 pm

In the words of the great Bugs Bunny: What a gulli-bull! What a nin-cow-poop! Whatta maroon!

@INM: excellent comment…I agree wholeheartedly.
I’ve been boycotting (ignoring) maroon 5 (and the voice) since they poopped up on the scene…piece of cake!

theShadow on February 3, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Debbie, Adam Levine is very nearly Jewish, with 3/4 of his grandparents representing but not the all important maternal grandmother. If he marries a Jewish girl like Natalie Portman their kids would be Jewish and potentially 7/8 pure (unlike ours which would be 9/8 pure with my side kicking in the bonus 12.5%). I say we keep Levine around just in case. Also, he seems to identify as a non practicing Jew, so maybe we can sell him a few Israeli bonds in the meantime.

A1 on February 3, 2012 at 8:33 pm

El Coyote is located at 7312 Beverly Blvd. The phone number is (323) 939-2255. I’ve never eaten there but it’s been around for many years. Enjoy!

katie on February 3, 2012 at 9:13 pm

@petebone: Well in that case, you can’t really complain about people fighting against the ridiculousness that is gay marriage, now can you? Since it’s people fighting for what they believe in, and all.

Furthermore, gay relationships cannot be treated the same as heterosexual relationships because THEY ARE NOT THE SAME. They are light years apart from being similar in any shape or form.

I don’t know about anyone else, here, but as far as I’m concerned, being gay becomes a fault when they start bullying people for disagreeing with them.

Amalia on February 3, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Amalia, the stealth, Liberal troll (who only can comment on gay posts and esoteric posts because he lacks knowledge on all things) is not even worth replying to. He’s a retard who has a nasty habit of not understanding understandable posts. Your last sentence is spot on, but dopes will never admit to that. Because moving the goal post is the favourite game of those who can’t break the argument or pretend they don’t get it.

    “Special” treatment is pretending that gays can’t co-habitate and love each other in peace in America. “Special” treatment is rubbing anyone’s face in it who happens to disagree with gay relationships…especially if the people who don’t like them are religious. I happen not to disagree with gay relationships but I disagree with promiscuity and any other dysfunctional aspects of ANY type of loving relationship. I also happen to think that religious people should be understood IF they don’t like gay relationships. It’s THEIR choice. Get over yourself (the gay nazis) and just live your life and stop worrying what the holy rollers think.

    How about those Lesbians (lawyers) who are causing trouble because a women who worked for the Town Hall where they wanted to get married REFUSED nicely to participate and said she could not assist in the gay marriage due to her religious beliefs? Someone else stepped in and it should have been well and fine but NO…the lawyer lesbians want her to be FORCED to assist them and other gays even if it against her religious beliefs. THAT is the special treatment you and I understand and reject.

    My American freedom to be a free individual also protects me to be FREE of idiots who pretend that they don’t understand a clear point.

    You certainly understood it Amalia. But then you’re not pretending to be something you’re not. And have 10 ten times the brains of the stealth, Liberal troll.

    They gays had me firmly in their camp. They lose me the more political and nazi they get. They have no one to blame but themselves.

    Skunky on February 4, 2012 at 12:05 am

      “Special” treatment is giving tax breaks to relationships you fell worthy,(when I was single that always irritated me), “Special” treatment means giving legal protection relationship you deem worthy. So please save me the special treatment BS.

      petebone on February 6, 2012 at 12:12 am

    I don’t fault people who are against gay marriage. If that’s what you believe, then yes of course you should stand up for that belief. That’s my point. People stand up for and fight what they think is right.

    Why is it that everyone is so surprise that others will fight for things that they don’t personally agree with?

    PS. Being a bully is a fault, not being gay.

    petebone on February 5, 2012 at 1:11 am


Back in the ’80s HOMOsexuals used to scream government “STAY OUT OF MY BEDROOM”. Now its government “Damnit, Look who’s in my bedroom.”

As they used to tell the Dixie Chicks, “shut up and sing”. In regards to Levine, “shut up and take it in the @$$”, or “shut up and swallow”, or “shut up and suck”, or….

CaliforniaScreaming on February 4, 2012 at 8:10 am

    That’s right CS. Howie Carr always said “The love that doesn’t dare speak it’s name now won’t shut the hell up”!

    I remember how it was for my gay friends in the 80’s. Pretty hard compared to now. Now, like most people, they can live in relative peace. It’s the political and militant wing that are messing it up.

    I like how it is parodied in the HBO series “Angry Boys” with the Japanese skate-boarder and his crude Mum.

    Skunky on February 4, 2012 at 9:50 am

“Special” treatment means being treated equally. If your against that fine, that’s your right. But if people believe this is important they will fight until they get it.

Would you tell the Jews to “shut up already”? Or Tibets to “get over it”?

petebone on February 4, 2012 at 4:09 pm

I’ve never heard of the group Moron 5. This “guy” Levine strikes me as one of those smartass libnitwts who talk tough but don’t have the stones to back up their actions. The angry gays in this contry are all for freedom of speech until someone with an opposing view speaks out against them. After that the person is branded as a homophobe or a rightwing nutjob. I for one believe that marriage is between a man and a woman. And if this makes me a homophobic rightwing nutjob then so be it.

ken b on February 4, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Is there anything else that warrants this guy having celebrity status? I’d never heard of him, Maroon 5, or “Moves Like Jagger” before. I Googled the song and listened to about half of it. It should be called “Bowel Movement of Jagger”.

CornCoLeo on February 4, 2012 at 6:59 pm

F!@ck Adam Levine!!! What an incredibly monumental jackass moron!!! And f!@ck Timothy Noah as well!!!! If ever I can get a chance, I will definitely be going to El Coyote on Beverly Blvd.!!! Furthermore, Levine should remember that Prop 8 DID PASS (thankfully) in even liberal California, which means thankfully again, marriage IS STILL defined as a legal union between one man and one woman ONLY!!!! PERIOD, END OF STORY!!! The evil radical left-wing fringe kooks may try to alter the ruling, but the bottom line is is that the people of California spoke and the ruling and the will of the people MUST and WILL ALWAYS be upheld!!! So therefore then, even in liberal California, marriage = one man and one woman ONLY!!! PERIOD, END OF STORY!!!!

Dave on February 5, 2012 at 4:53 am

I wanted to provide the link to the story I mentioned above because I think people should know the FACTS. This is the “special treatment” I reject.


Skunky on February 5, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Oh, and just for clarity (because some annoying freak continues to purposely misunderstand everything I say, when I say I judge gays on their FAULTS I mean I am judging them like every other human being…on their character, if they are a decent person, if they don’t lie and steal, etc. Have no idea how a FAULT can be misconstrued as them being gay. (??????????????)

In the past, especially when it was difficult for gay men in everyday society those like me who always had an affinity for them would think of them as “above” everyone else because they were different and “special”. I don’t do that anymore…prolly ‘cuz I rejected Liberalism.

Also, I was always offended by the hyper-promiscuity that many seem to enjoy (and I hate that for heteros too). It’s a sad and dangerous life and that variable alone is enough to make people who do NOT have an affinity for them dislike them right out of the gate. It’s a fault of theirs.

Skunky on February 5, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Gee, I don’t even like Mexican food. But duty calls. Can I get take-out? I only live 2,000 miles away

civilwarvet on February 5, 2012 at 11:03 pm

To be fair, Adam is a little biased. His brother is gay and do he won’t want to go to a place where they are against ppl like his brother. I feel him and understand him completely. If I were him, I would’ve done the same. Also, I am biased because my best friend is a lesbian and I would’ve done the same as Adam

Nicole on March 30, 2012 at 2:24 am

My friend’s just invited me for a halal meal for her birthday. First I hear cos a big group we have to have a set menu. Then… there’s no booze allowed! What am I, five years old?! Now I’m thinking… what about the mini skirt I planned to wear? Am I gonna get in trouble? I think I’m gonna bail and meet her for a drink after…

Mick on June 20, 2012 at 2:35 am

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