For some reason, the vast majority of Americans can’t get enough of bacon. So Sneakers Bistro in Vermont put up a big sign proudly advertising bacon on it. There’s just one snag: a local Muslim resident wasn’t happy about it and got the bistro to take it down.
Here’s the sign in question:
One Muslim woman complained on a public forum that she took offense at the sign. The owners of the bistro ended up reaching out to her. They apologized and took the sign down, saying they didn’t mean to offend anyone with their bacon celebration.
The bistro tweeted out a link to an explanation on their Facebook page about the decision, but as of this posting their Facebook page is down.
We are here to serve people BREAKFAST, not politics. We removed the sign that was located on public property as… http://t.co/RX8psKBITL
— Sneakers Bistro (@Sneakers_Bistro) August 23, 2014
They ended up getting quite a lot of negative reactions.
@Sneakers_Bistro You are idiots. Plain and simple. Just don't advertise at ALL then, because everything could be offensive to someone.
— lifebythecreek (@lifebythecreek) August 23, 2014
@Sneakers_Bistro are you revamping your whole menu to appease every religion? Or r u just kissing Muslim behind?
— Edward Placencia (@eplacentia) August 24, 2014
Political correctness at its worst! So the picture is worse than sitting next to the bacon while another table eats it? @Sneakers_Bistro
— Robert (@ItalyRobert) August 24, 2014
@Sneakers_Bistro Christians should boycott your restaurant on grounds of capitulating to bullies. Word "bacon" is offensive to NOBODY!
— Shakespeareana (@Macbeth870) August 24, 2014
@Sneakers_Bistro Isn't BACON part of BREAKFAST? Please realize what Islam does. They demand and demand more and more; it's SUPREMACY.
— Kristy Lonestar (@luchadora41) August 24, 2014
Watch the video below, via WPTZ:
[h/t The Blaze]
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