December 8, 2014 10:31 am -

Sensitivity is not the word for whoever decided it would be a good idea to offer 6 shots for $12 and call it a “Michael Brown special.”


Mug Shots, which is located in St. Joseph, sparked outrage when it started offering the shot special, reports Fox 4 News. A photograph of the sign that advertised the deal went viral and got people talking — and angry — after it appeared on the bar’s Facebook page.

A handful of protesters reportedly showed up outside of Mug Shots – which goes by the slogan “where sarcasm is always free” – on Saturday night, holding up signs and chanting.

The bar’s co-owner, who did not wish to have his name revealed but has since been identified as Rodney Stapleton by KNPN, apologized for the mistake and said it was just a reckless call on his part.

“It’s not meant to cause any harm,” the man told Fox 4. “I should have thought a little bit more about it before I made it a shot special.”[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

22 responses to Missouri Bar Slammed For Offering ‘Michael Brown Special-Six Shots’

  1. Anomaly 100 December 8th, 2014 at 10:40 am

    “It’s not meant to cause any harm.”

    Aw, the racist didn’t mean to cause harm:-(

    • Aielyn December 8th, 2014 at 11:28 am

      I don’t see racism, here. Just stupidity and insensitivity.

      Given the name and “motto” of the place, this guy probably considered having a “Nine-Eleven special” of some sort, for instance. He almost certainly thought it was funny as a pun, rather than actually wanting to express an opinion on the situation. In fact, the guy might have thought, inanely, that it would be some sort of tribute; to give you a sense of how this is possible, consider this:

      Here in Australia, a national cricketer died due to an unfortunate accident in which the cricket ball bounced into his face, hit in just the wrong way, and knocked him unconscious. His score at the time was 63 runs. As a result, at his funeral, there was 63 seconds of silence rather than the usual minute silence. They actually did this. Rather than considering his score in the match that killed him to be an unfortunate number since he never got to reach the score he deserved, they used it as a tribute to him.

      This guy seriously might have thought that the “Michael Brown Special” was mildly humorous while being a tribute to him. So again, I don’t see why we should assume he’s a racist because of it.

      • edmeyer_able December 8th, 2014 at 11:34 am

        Just stupidity….how apropos.

      • edmeyer_able December 8th, 2014 at 12:34 pm

        Just curious now, is it better to be considered a racist or stupid and insensitive….really just asking for a friend.

      • crc3 December 8th, 2014 at 1:27 pm


      • R.J. Carter December 8th, 2014 at 2:23 pm

        Yeah, to be racist, they’d have had to either offer six shots of a White Russian, or maybe a Black and Tan.

        • rg9rts December 8th, 2014 at 2:34 pm

          Johnnie Walker Black

  2. edmeyer_able December 8th, 2014 at 10:49 am

    He knew what he was doing, it would be interesting to know if he raised his insurance coverage in the days before making this offer.

    • mea_mark December 8th, 2014 at 10:55 am

      That is exactly what I was thinking.

    • whatthe46 December 8th, 2014 at 4:02 pm


  3. crc3 December 8th, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Mistake???? I “love” how these people suddenly realize they made a mistake doing such a despicable act. Bigotry in this country is so systemic and disgusting I’m no longer surprised at anything that happens. Just waiting for the next incident to happen in 3…2…1…

    • edmeyer_able December 8th, 2014 at 11:03 am

      SNL cut this from their show because of “time”, can’t understand why they even felt a need to write this but then they haven’t been “funny” in quite some time.

      • R.J. Carter December 8th, 2014 at 2:19 pm

        LOL! “Use the whole damn egg!”

    • Robert M. Snyder December 8th, 2014 at 11:44 pm

      I have a German friend who once told me that the US is twenty years ahead of Germany with regard to race relations. Today I read an article about thousands of Germans in multiple cities turning out to protest immigration by Muslims. There were counter protests as well. I think every country struggles with these issues.

  4. tiredoftea December 8th, 2014 at 11:37 am

    I love ignorance! It’s so funny!

  5. alpacadaddy December 8th, 2014 at 11:44 am

    The proper Tealinquent non-apology would be “I’m sorry if my crass, insensitive, and hateful free-speech offended anyone”

  6. fahvel December 8th, 2014 at 11:58 am

    assholes but a good price for a drink.

  7. Charles Evans December 8th, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Yup! You should have thought bit Rodney! Would be nice if all Missouri racist would think a bit! But, that’s shooting a bit high. Good thing I thought a bit?

    • Suzanne McFly December 8th, 2014 at 12:54 pm

      Your funny, implying raciststs think. You should take your act on the road. 🙂

      • Charles Evans December 8th, 2014 at 1:49 pm

        I do my best! 🙂

  8. Bunya December 8th, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    Wow! He couldn’t foresee any repercussions? That would be like offering “roasted flight 93” chickens right after 9/11. Very insensitive.

  9. rg9rts December 8th, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Sure this isn’t the onion??