Texas Bar Employee Makes Joke of Domestic Violence
Minibar in Austin, TX was embarrassed when a sign written by an employee went public.
…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.
And then the bar did the right thing.
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.