A Vermont restaurant has made the news recently after acquiescing to one woman’s complaint and subsequently receiving massive amounts of backlash from the community.
Sneakers Bistro & Cafe took part in a community initiative called “Operation Bloom”, in which they planted flowers on city property and were in turn allowed to post an advertisement for their restaurant in the same area.
The sign they posted seems unlikely to make any waves, but apparently the PC police are working overtime lately. A Muslim woman complained after seeing the Sneakers ad, which contained the highly offensive word ‘bacon.’ Gasp!
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After seeing the Muslim woman’s complaint in a discussion on diversity in the Winooski Front Porch Forum, Sneakers apologized to her and even went so far as to take their sign down.
When word got out that Sneakers had caved to one Muslim woman’s complaint, the community was outraged. One man said, “We can find someone offended by everything you sell. If a vegetarian had complained would you have taken it down? Doubt it.” Another commented, “You’re serving politics…I’ll have the Broken Promises Platter and two lies to go.” Ouch.
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Clearly, the restaurant’s move to take down their sign caused much more outrage than the word ‘bacon’ did in the first place. Winooski, Vermont resident Caleb Wiley told WPTZ:
“It’s nice that they were respectful enough to take it down, but I also think they shouldn’t have, or had to at any rate. I respect her religion and her right to believe what she wants but I’m pretty sure the first amendment extends to bacon and the selling of it.”
Do you think that Sneakers should have stood their ground and defended their advertisement against a radical Muslim woman? Sound off in the comments section!
H/T: The Blaze