Texas bar apologizes for sign comparing beer to domestic violence

Scruffy Duffies in Plano has suspended its manager without pay for the offensive sign.
By Evan Bleier  |  May 28, 2014 at 11:56 AM
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PLANO , Texas, May 28 (UPI) -- A joke on a sign at a Texas bar that made a favorable comparison between domestic beer and domestic violence didn't leave anyone laughing.

Scruffy Duffies in Plano had a sign up on Saturday that customer Courtney Williams noticed and found offensive.

The message?

"I like my beer like I like my violence... domestic."

Williams called the sign "disgusting" and "not funny" and asked the manager to take it down. She also posted a photo of the sign on Facebook.

"I wrote this Facebook post as soon I got home and I made it public and I shared this photo with another domestic violence group," Williams told CBS Dallas-Fort Worth. "My friends and I think I just had the right group of people that felt so strongly about it that it got shared so many times."

Scruffy Duffies removed the sign and suspended its manager without pay for allowing it to be posted. The bar also wrote an apology on Facebook.

"It has come to our attention that one of our female employees wrote something offensive without owner's approval. Domestic violence is something our family unfortunately has overcome in the past, therefore this subject is one we don't take lightly," Scruffy Duffies posted. "We are currently investigating the situation and proper actions will be taken immediately. We thank you for your patience and again want to ensure this is not our stance."

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