Boycott Doughnut Shop for Banning Four-Year-Old


Target: The Doughnut Inn, Monroe Connecticut

Goal: Reprimand The Doughnut Inn in Monroe Connecticut for banning a four-year-old boy after he asked a customer if she was pregnant

A  four year old boy, Justin Otero was with his mother at a doughnut shop when he asked another customer if she was pregnant when she was not. The doughnut shop then decided to ban the boy from the shop for being “rude.” This decision is cruel and unfair and the doughnut shop should be reprimanded and boycotted for their actions.

The Doughnut Inn in Monroe Connecticut is banning this child for being what they consider being “rude” for asking a woman if she was pregnant when she was not, even though the woman was not offended and said that the children she works with at a daycare always ask her the same question. Otero and his mother were loyal and almost daily customers.

Banning this young child was morally wrong of this store. Many mothers can likely attest to their young child asking the same question to women out of curiosity and naivety. The boy likely learned a lesson from the incident and should not receive any further punishment, especially from a party who had no involvement in the situation. Business for the doughnut shop’s business will likely suffer from publicity of this situation, but the remaining customers should boycott the shop until it apologizes for its actions.

Please sign the petition below to ask The Doughnut Inn to apologize for banning the innocent and unknowing child:


Dear Doughnut Inn,

As you are aware, your store has recently banned four year old Justin Otero for asking a woman who was not pregnant if she was. These actions were cruel and unjust and your business will likely suffer the consequences of your insensitive actions.

The boy you banned is only four years old. He was simply a curious boy who was completely naïve to the fact that he could be doing something wrong by asking a woman if she is pregnant. The woman herself even shrugged it off and admitted that she gets that question quite frequently by the children she works with at a daycare. I am sure the boy learned a lesson from the incident and he certainly did not need your business to punish him any further. In doing so, you lost Justin and his mother who visited your store almost daily as customers.

You will likely find that the publicity of this event will lose you many more customers who support the young boy. We ask that you apologize to Justin and his family and correct your actions by any means possible. Until you do so, your store will be boycotted by many for your injustice and insensitivity.


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Photo Credit: krispy kreme donuts via Wikimedia Commons

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