I’m not a fan of the Subway sandwich shops; going to one of them strikes me as a lot of standing in line for a result that’s usually little better than a wrapped sandwich from the deli case. I particularly don’t like being subjected to blank looks from slow fast-food workers who act as if simple instructions like “lots of onions, please” is some deeply incomprehensible request in a cryptic ancient tongue. Dude, I don’t need you to carve me a mathematically perfect rocket combustion chamber out of stale cheese; I just need you to move your baggie-wrapped fingers to the onions bin, grasp, return to the vicinity of my sandwich, and release. It’s not rocket science. And, please, stop drooling on my sandwich.

Honestly, I’m being unfair. I live in a tight labor market, where the fast food stores are always hiring, and cannot afford to be fussy. And even then, Subway is a franchise; one store is not like another. But still. My local Subways are terrible, and I hate them.

Bad as they are, though, there’s always a worse one. Case in point: the Subway shop (location unknown) that caters to bigots, by firing a sandwich technician after a customer complained that the dude was also a gay porn star. The dude in question makes movies under the name Kurt Wild, and here’s the email (circulated by his agent, as reported at Fleshbot):

Hey everyone.

I just wanted to tell everyone that I was just fired from my work at subway because I have done gay porn. A customer said they wouldn’t even eat there at subway anymore because of my past work and said that if I wasn’t fired then they would boycott the store. What I say is, if one person can try to ruin me everywhere I work… maybe I should take a stand and boycott their store too if they can’t let people’s privacy be treated right. I should have the right to work anywhere I can and it isn’t right or fair that people can keep me from working simply because of a “gay” issue. If a girl did what we do it would probably be ok.. and if a guy does straight porn.. he is bragged about. When I do gay porn, I feel a bit lynched for the rest of my life. Not right. Thanks for reading.

– Kurt Wild

Now, I’m not one to cry boycott. It would be stupid in this case, when there’s no accountability to the Subway “brand” by individual store owners. But seriously — are there really still people out there who are dumb enough to be worried about gay cooties, and shameless enough to admit it?

Apparently, there are, and they eat at Subway.