A waiter at the Waldorf-Astoria is claiming the hotel made him go by a different name, because apparently "John" is a lot less frightening than "Mohamed." Moroccan-born Mohamed Kotbi has worked for the hotel since 1984, but said on September 13th, 2001, he was given a nametag to wear that said "John." He claims hotel management told him, "We don’t want to scare our guests." Whereas with "John" he'll just be associated with the likes of John Wilkes Booth and John Wayne Gacy.

The name-changing reportedly continued long past the aftermath of 9/11, with Kotbi filing complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 2005 and 2009, and eventually getting a tag with his last name. However, recently he was given a tag with the name "Edgar," with a manager reportedly telling him, “It’s better to be Edgar than Mohamed today.” He also claims co-workers have called him names like "terrorist" and "al-Qaeda boy." He said he was treated, “like I’m guilty, like I did the attacks on September 11." Kotbi has now filed a religious and racial discrimination suit against the hotel.