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I like my beer like I like my violence, domestic - Bar employee fired over offensive sign

Posted by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 10:45 AM
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Texas Bar Employee Makes Joke of Domestic Violence

  • Good Morning America/Seetha Kulandaisamy | Minibar Austin -

 

Minibar in Austin, Texas, has found itself in the middle of a domestic violence controversy after an employee posted a sign outside the bar that read, "I like my beer like I like my violence: domestic."

After Austin resident Seetha Kulandaisamy shared a picture of the sign on Facebook and Instagram, the post grabbed national attention.

"I walked by the sign on Friday night, and my first response was just anger," Kulandaisamy said. "I currently am a volunteer at the women's shelter in Austin, so my sensitivity is extra high, but I think my reaction would have been the same regardless. Not only was it offensive, but it was also just bad humor."

Minibar removed the sign the following morning and fired the employee responsible for posting the sign.

"Minibar doesn't condone that sign," owner Alex Elmiger said. "I give my utmost apology and assure it won't happen again. As soon as it was brought to my attention, I wanted to do something to rectify the situation."

Minibar plans to donate $1 of every domestic beer sold in the month of October to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, in recognition of domestic violence awareness month.

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jllcali
by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 10:55 AM
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So not surprised this happened in Texas......
Seasidegirl
by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 10:56 AM

What a flaming asshole.

Debmomto2girls
by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 11:15 AM

That is not even remotely funny

numbr1wmn
by Lina on Oct. 9, 2013 at 11:17 AM

Definatly an idiot move. I am glad they recitfied it.

Wicked.Jester
by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 11:18 AM
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Its a sign at a bar.  I think people need to pull their panties out of the wad they are in and if they are offended by something the SEE....then don't patronize the place and walk on by.


Nicoleb9
by Bronze Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 11:18 AM
5 moms liked this
Okay, I'll admit that I giggled just a little.

I'm going to hell anyway.
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owl0210
by Silver Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 11:20 AM

What an asshole.

stringtheory
by Platinum Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 11:22 AM
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It's not even very clever, let alone funny. And I laugh at some pretty offensive stuff.
cjsbmom
by Lois Lane on Oct. 9, 2013 at 11:23 AM

What a surprise! This fine display of idiocy happened in Texas. *sigh*

cjsbmom
by Lois Lane on Oct. 9, 2013 at 11:23 AM

I've been known to do the same. I didn't even crack a grin for this one. 

Quoting stringtheory:

It's not even very clever, let alone funny. And I laugh at some pretty offensive stuff.


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