Controversy has erupted over a racist message that was allegedly written on a restaurant receipt in Virginia, notes the Daily Mail.
The incident is said to have occurred on January 7 at an establishment called Anita's in Ashburn.
An image of the receipt posted online shows a line drawn through the tip section and a message at the bottom stating, "great service don't tip black people."
In an interview with WRC, Kelly Carter, the African-American waitress who served the customer, said, "It was just total shock."
She also added, "I looked at the receipt three times, that's what I did, cause I was shocked because I've never, never—being a server—seen that."
Meanwhile, the restaurant's owner, Tom Tellez, said, "I was appalled. Though it's kind of in line with the political landscape, unfortunately."
A crowdfunding campaign has since been launched to benefit Carter.
Tellez stands by the original account, saying, "It's real. It did happen."