A sidewalk sign promoting a sports bar in Chinatown, Philadelphia has stirred up controversy for poking fun at domestic violence.
The message propped outside Bar-Ly, scribed in colored chalk read: “I like my beer like I like my violence… domestic.” The A-frame sign is marked with a logo for Heineken Light beer, which is considered an import beer.
Bar-Ly was contacted by a local news station about the sign. A man who refused to give his name said he was the person who wrote the message and that it was taken down a few hours after being posted.
The man said the bar had received complaints about the sign.
“We didn’t want to offend people, so we took it down,” he told NBC10. “I personally didn’t think it was offensive.”
Bar-Ly also posted an apology on its Facebook page and said the bar had fired the man who wrote the sign.
Some people are saying that the worker shouldn’t have been fired at that it was simply a joke. Well, domestic violence is no laughing matter.
According to the National Coalition against Domestic Violence:
1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.
An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.
So in my opinion you should never raise a glass to someone who raised their fist!
And that’s today’s helping of The Online Dish with Maggie.