Published On: Sun, Dec 1st, 2013

Gay waitress hoax: Dayna Morales dishonorable discharge from Marines cast more doubt on anti-gay note

A New Jersey waitress made headlines and news appearances claiming that a family didn’t tip her because she was a homosexual.

Dayna Morales gay waitress hoaxMorales indicated in her Facebook post, and in subsequent media interviews — including with NBC 4 New York — that the customer wrote “I’m sorry but I cannot tip because I do not agree with your lifestyle.”


Morales, age 22, promoted the fake receipt with the comment “Have a Gay Day” and now comes under fire because of her track record of dishonesty. NBC 4 New York now reports she was dishonorably discharged from the Marines last spring after she stopped showing up, NBC 4 New York has learned. Her co-workers are reportedly saying she’s a constant liar.

“Every story she comes up with has a lie,” one said.

A woman who served with Morales told NBC 4 New York that the commitment is a serious one.

“I wouldn’t want anyone to think she was a part of my Marine Corps family, because she’s not,” said the woman, who asked to remain anonymous because she is still on active duty.

Others who say they knew her tell NBC 4 New York there were things about her background that didn’t seem to add up.

A woman who says she and Morales worked together at a Cheesecake Factory in Nyack, N.Y., last year said Morales told coworkers she had brain cancer.

“She came in with her hair shaved because she wanted to shave it herself before she lost it,” said Jacqie Fitzpatrick.

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  1. Gay Waitress Hoax update: Dayna Morales no longer employed at restaurant - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] Strange News Examiner: The New Jersey waitress that ignited the debate about fair tipping for the LGBT community, has been let go from her employer. More on the original story HERE […]

  2. Former Marine and Gay Waitress, Dayna Morales, Is A Liar. | iGotStiffed.com - Service Industry Blog, Rants, and Stories. says:

    […] latest developments on the story is that this girl has a reputation for lying, compulsively, and may not have the aptitude to realize the consequences of being an attention […]

  3. Here We Go Again! Self-inflicted hate | Conservative News and Views says:

    […] were told of another self-inflicted hate crime: lesbian Dayna Morales, 22, the New Jersey waitress accused of lying about receiving an insulting note instead of a tip because she is gay. According to coworker Julie […]

  4. Rubin says:

    This chick is not gonna be in a very good “holiday” mood after every potential suitor in America that doesn’t need a greencard finds out what she’s all about.

  5. Harry Vonzell says:

    Where’s the update on this story. Is the media no longer interested now that a homosexual has been determined to have most likely lied. Surely the restaurant has found the original receipt by now. Where’s the reporting?

  6. Anonymous says:

    […] lying carpet muncher was dishonorably discharged from the Marines. Color me shocked. Gay waitress hoax: Dayna Morales dishonorable discharge from Marines cast more doubt on anti-gay not… __________________ "If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children […]

  7. jim says:

    do you feel the same about your beloved Huffington Post? What about examiner.com the whores of the Internet…thanks “The Global Dispatch” at least I didn’t have to read those rags

  8. Noseface McGillicuddy says:

    I read this article expecting some kind of new development in the Morales story. Unfortunately, it’s just an article that’s about a week behind everyone else. This is OLD news.

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