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Texas Bar Employee Fired After Making Domestic Violence Joke On Advertisement Board

| by Jonathan Wolfe

An employee at Minibar in Austin, Texas was fired recently for joking about domestic violence on an advertisement board for the bar.

The “joke”?

“I like my beer like I like my violence: domestic.”

Hahaha! Good one man.

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The owner, Alex Elmiger, says he fired the employee as soon as he was made aware of the sign.

“I assure everyone yesterday was an isolated incident and was definitely not a reflection of minibar what so ever,” Elmiger said.

A photo of the sign went viral after Austin resident Seetha Kulandaisamy posted pictures of the sign on Facebook and Instagram.

“I walked by the sign on Friday night, and my first response was just anger,” Kulandaisamy said. “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.

“Perhaps I am exceptionally sensitive to these issues but clearly there are a lot more people that care about these issues as well and, as a result, made that known when they called Minibar to voice their complaints. I truly appreciate the actions that the owner Alex has taken to make amends and hope to visit the establishment soon.”

To make up for the ex-employees gaffe, Minibar is running a new special: $1 of all domestic beer sold in October will be donated to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. 

Source: ABC