Faceoff over restaurant tipping policy with Rev Al Sharpton and Sarah Jessica Parker

It’s Sarah Jessica Parker versus the Rev. Al Sharpton. The “Sex and the City” star surely didn’t realize it was a racial issue when she supported the movement to do away with...

It’s Sarah Jessica Parker versus the Rev. Al Sharpton.

The “Sex and the City” star surely didn’t realize it was a racial issue when she supported the movement to do away with tipping in restaurants.

But Rev. Kirsten John Foy will bring a dozen Harlem restaurant owners and servers to National Action Network on Saturday where Sharpton’s group will also oppose the elimination of tipping.

“It will be devastating for communities of color, where neighborhood restaurants provide good jobs to a lot of good people, and they make much more than $15 an hour typically,” Foy says.

Parker, Reese Witherspoon, Natalie Portman and more than a dozen other A-listers sent a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo in March calling for restaurant workers to get paid the regular minimum wage, without credit for money earned from tips.

Source: Page Six (Richard Johnson)

Photo Credit: Smithsonian Magazine

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