A bar in Plano, Texas has fired its general manager after the bar promoted itself with a chalkboard “joke” making light of domestic violence over the weekend.
Dallas News reports a woman named Courtney Williams was “visiting Scruffy Duffies in the Shops at Legacy on Saturday when she spotted the sign: ‘I like my beer like I like my violence — domestic.'”
The sign went up mere hours after the nation learned about the mass shooting in Santa Barbara, where 6 people were killed when the alleged gunman — with an online presence filled with misogyny and violence — opened fire outside of a deli early Saturday morning. It also went up around the same time #YesAllWomen began trending on the internet; a movement to give women a platform in which to share their stories of assault and harassment.
Williams uploaded the photo below to Facebook, with the message: “I’m not going to be in a bar like this that’s willing to make these kinds of jokes.”
Tuesday, Brian Harder, whose company Harder Concepts owns Scruffy Duffies, fired the general manager of the bar.
This was an isolated event executed by an employee that made a bad decision followed by a manager that did not recognise and fix the problem. … We will ensure that something like this will never happen again.
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