Bar That Booted Customers Who Complained About Bud Light Trans Controversy Begs To Get Customers Back
ORK, NY - JULY 26: Cans of Budweiser and Bud Light sit on a shelf for sale at a convenience store, July 26, 2018 in New York City. Anheuser-Busch InBev, the brewer behind Budweiser and Bud Light, said on Thursday that U.S. revenues fell 3.1% in the second quarter. American consumers continue to shift away from domestic lagers and toward crafts beers and wine and spirits.
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An Indiana bar that threatened to remove customers earlier this month who complained about Bud Light in light of its decision to partner with a controversial transgender influencer is now begging for new customers because business is hurting.

In a now-deleted post on Facebook, the Fairfax Bar and Grill in Bloomington wrote on April 11:

We are tired of all of the hate. We are very open to debate and discussion and it’s truly a shame that we can’t have open conversations about this important political and cultural topic. Bars, in our opinion, exist as public spaces where ideas should be exchanged. Unfortunately due to all of the bigotry and hatred that has surfaced around the Bud Light controversy any patron wanting to voice their concerns about the issue will be immediately asked to pay their bill and leave our establishment.

The post went as far as to say that the bar would continue selling Anheuser-Busch products because “we don’t care who they make special cans for.”

On Wednesday, the bar published a new post, which has since been deleted, that stated: “In the last two weeks since sharing a post stating that we will not tolerate intolerance, our social media has been flooded with blatantly transphobic, homophobic and racist comments.”

“We are all inclusive and welcome all kindhearted customers,” the post continued. “After making that post, the comments on every post since include hate speech saying that transgender people are mentally ill, biological women are being erased, and showing a plethora of disgusting memes.”

The bar later said that “with the departure of some of our regulars, we have needed new clientele, and you have answered. I’m not gonna lie, we still need more of you right now,” the page said. “Please continue to consider supporting us.”

The bar then posted a new message on Thursday, addressing its controversy.


“A lot has been said – some correct, and some incorrect – and I want to clarify my stance,” the statement said. “What I really want to convey is this: just be respectful. Different opinions are welcome here as long as they are delivered respectfully. We’d no more want ugly, aggressive or rude interactions about which sports team someone thinks is better, than about societal issues.”

“We do not and will not censor opinions, but we do require civility in this establishment,” the statement added. “So if you can’t play nice, then get out of the sandbox. That goes for everyone! Let’s remember why we even gather at a bar – to enjoy each other’s company – and raise a glass to civility.”

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