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10th Oct 2013

Photo: Employee Makes Domestic Violence Joke to Sell Alcohol and is Promptly Fired

The sign was spotted in Austin, Texas.

A disturbing sign was spotted outside Minibar in Austin recently.

Reading, “I like my beer like I like my violence: domestic,” the sign garnered much attention after it was posted online.

“I walked by the sign on Friday night, and my first response was just anger,” said Austin resident Seetha Kulandaisamy who shared the image on social media.

“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 and fired the employee responsible for posting it. It has been replaced with a new sign:

“Minibar doesn’t condone that sign,” owner Alex Elmiger said.

“I give my utmost apology and assure it won’t happen again. As soon as it was brought to my attention, I wanted to do something to rectify the situation.”

Images via Minibar and Seetha Kulandaisamy