A bar in Plano, Texas, faced criticism recently over a sign that read: "I like my beer like I like my violence. Domestic."
A Texas bar is doing damage control after someone posted a picture of its insensitive sign on Facebook. It read: "I like my beer like I like my violence. Domestic." The post went viral capturing the attention of a local women's shelter.
Courtney Williams, 24, posted a photo of the sign on the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence Facebook page after frequenting Scruffy Duffies bar, WFAA-TV reports. The post has since gone viral.
"I was like, 'Oh my gosh, do you see this?'" Williams told WFAA."How does someone think it's OK to put something like that up there?"
Williams asked multiple managers to take the sign down because it was "in extremely poor taste" but they did not. "(One) told me to calm down, and that if I hadn't been so 'aggressive' the conversation would go better," she wrote on her Facebook page.
Scruffy Duffies responded by releasing a statement on its Facebook page on May 26 that it was investigating the situation. The sign had been taken down.
The regional manager told WFAA on May 27 that a new system of checks and balances is in place for any sign that is posted in the bar, with all messages requiring approval.
"My gut reaction was, 'Thank you Ms. Williams for standing up and saying this isn't OK,'" Vanessa Vaughter, the education program manager at Hope's Door, a women's shelter in Plano, Texas, told WFAA. "I was surprised and sad that someone would think it's funny and a great way to sell beer."
Scruffy Duffies is also making a donation to Hope's Door, and inviting shelter representatives to hold a sensitivity training class for employees, the station reports.