Sneakers Bistro, a business in Winooski, Vermont, recently removed a sign advertising bacon, when they received a single complaint from a Muslim woman who found the sign ‘insensitive.’
The woman said that because she does not consume pork, the bacon sign was “personally offensive.”
Here is the offending and insensitive sign:
The woman made the complaint in a forum discussing diversity. In response, the business owners removed the sign, personally reached out to the woman, and apologized saying they “regret any harm caused by the sign” and never meant “to cause stress or bad feelings.”
Watch the WPTZ report below…
Several residents said that while they admire Sneakers’ attempt at placating everybody, it was not necessary to remove the sign.
One even pointed out the obvious, saying that bacon is not an offensive term rather, it’s a word used to describe food.
All of this begs an obvious question. Winooski has a population of over 7,000. If one person amongst 7,000 manages to get a sign removed because it’s offensive, while the other 6,999 people take no issue, how is this being diverse?
It also begs one more question.
How can bacon possibly cause stress when it’s so damn good?