The bar has repeatedly said it hopes the customers who were turned away because they didn’t serve Bud Light will come back.
An Indiana bar published a statement telling anyone who might object to Bud Light’s decision to hire a trans woman as one of their spokesmen to “get lost,” and then made another statement apologizing for its quick removal of those persons.
The newest notice comes from Bloomington, Indiana’s Fairfax Bar & Grill, making it the third such notice in as many weeks. This shows that they are making an attempt to fix the problem immediately after seeing customer defection.
The original public statement harshly criticized those who took part in the uprising. Although the restaurant values hearing a variety of viewpoints from its patrons, it will not tolerate rude behavior of any kind, as was made clear in the final statement, which was much more charitable than the others.
The eatery said in a subsequent statement that it had lost customers and was making an effort to get them back.
The restaurant defended transgender employee Dylan Mulvaney and Bud Light earlier this month when conservatives were boycotting the beer over Mulvaney’s new employment with the firm.
Customers felt betrayed by Bud Light after the brand began advertising with supposedly “woke” individuals. Therefore, there was a movement to boycott Anheuser-Busch products.
At the outset of the cultural crisis, the Fairfax Bar & Grill simply stated, “We are weary of all the hostility. It’s terrible that such a politically and culturally relevant topic is off-limits for free debate and discussion, but we encourage it nonetheless. We think bars should be places where people can meet and talk to one another about their lives and the world around them.
A statement posted on the company’s website read, “Unfortunately, because of all the bigotry and hatred that has come out about the Bud Light controversy, any customer who wants to voice their concerns on the issue will be asked to pay their bill and leave our establishment immediately.” This was meant to discourage those who wanted to boycott from visiting the establishment.
After the statement was posted on the restaurant’s Facebook page, hundreds of people complained that it promoted bigotry.
“We had to deal with a lot of hate speech and people being unhappy,” the restaurant’s owner, McKinley Minniefield, said. My staff was furious, and guests were leaving.
However, in a post from Wednesday that has since been deleted, the restaurant complained that rude customers were costing it money.
Even though the restaurant initially criticized social media users for flooding the initial statement with “blatantly transphobic, homophobic, and racist comments” and promised not to tolerate “hate” at the establishment, it later said, “With some of our regulars leaving, we have needed new customers, and you have answered. I won’t sugarcoat it: more folks like you are needed today more than ever.
On Thursday night, the bar posted a second, more empathetic message, which seemed to imply that patrons of all stripes were welcome, regardless of where they were on the Bud Light issue.
You can still see the statement, which says, “A lot has been said, some of it right and some of it wrong, and I want to make it clear where I stand,” on the bar’s Facebook page. What I’m trying to say is this: show some courtesy. Here, people with different opinions may discuss their ideas without fear of being attacked. Debates regarding which sports team is better follow the same guidelines as those concerning social problems.
As the warning continues, it states, “We don’t and won’t censor opinions, but we do expect civility in this place.” If you can’t play nice with others, you should probably sit this one out. Everyone should be aware of that! Let’s raise a glass to politeness and the fact that we’re here because we want to be, not because we have, rather than because we want to hide anything.