Awful Customer Changes Sign to Offer "Mike Brown Special" at St. Charles Bar, Gets Banned

Categories: WTF?

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The photo appeared on social media Friday afternoon. | Facebook Screenshot

There was a very disturbing photo floating around social media this afternoon. It appeared that a St. Louis bar put out a chalkboard special sign on the sidewalk -- not unusual -- but one that advertised a "Mike Brown Special": six shots of something. It turns out a customer at the Lounge in St. Charles wrote it on the sign sometime while the owner was at the gym on Thursday Night.

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It was up for about 40 minutes, owner Justin Donahue told BuzzFeed. Once spotted, the sign was immediately taken down and the customer was thrown out and banned from the Lounge for life.

"I got hacked," he said. "The sign sits outside my business, someone hacked it, and now people are coming to burn my place down."

So to be clear: the Lounge did not put up that sign. It's a community sign near the parking lot on which customers regularly write their own jokes and messages. Unfortunately, this guy took it way too far.

We tried to contact Donahue for comment, but the phone at the Lounge went unanswered.

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braxtonbroeker
braxtonbroeker

why are some people calling this racist that guy very well could have been black 


Alex Peck
Alex Peck

Hey St.louis,your not all that.Theres WAY more important news in the world besides your pitiful little rundown city.Thats why I left!!!

Israel Phillips
Israel Phillips

Shut up.. Your whole argument was about having boobs...sit down. "The one pointing the finger", what are you 5?

Theresa Moye
Theresa Moye

Parents lost their son. I have never know a good enough reason to joke about that. WOW

CV Dixon
CV Dixon

This is not funny IMO. I do not care if the tables were turned and it was a White, Asian, Hispanic, Alien...that sh%t is not funny. Embarrassing actually.

Jamie Brockman
Jamie Brockman

I'm 100% white, and have my own dd's. Those didn't come from you. Sorry! Also, thanks for stereotyping a small group of white people. Isnt that what you are trying to fight against? Usually the one pointing the finger is the one who is guilty of the same crime.

Ken Dean
Ken Dean

Now that is some funny shit

DL Dalton
DL Dalton

Christin, I correct my response to your earlier posting. This is a different sign But, I have a feeling that this is a sick joke floating around

Karen Schmitt
Karen Schmitt

Racist? Who knows? But if a person can make this joke, drunk or not, they have no respect for their fellow humans. If you would think it was okay making this joke about your own family member shot 6 times, then go ahead, but my guess is people who've had family members murdered don't make such jokes.

Dawn Rednour
Dawn Rednour

Come on guys an gals..He wasn't an innocence.I would be besides myself if he would been shot in cold blood but he DID just rob a store and then attacked an officer.Some bad people actually get their comeuppance.Obey the law and live gods commandments and you won't do stupid things to get yourself in trouble..No matter what color/gender you are. Blessings to all of you&have an awesome day..

Dawn Rednour
Dawn Rednour

I'm sure he wasn't being racist,jus trying to be funny.Big fail but nice try

Mark Tubbesing
Mark Tubbesing

It's not racism whatsoever! It's just being an asshole and that can be funny. Who cares??!! You pussies!!!!

McWheelerson
McWheelerson


The Lounge sucks anyway. That owner is always fighting with his customers. I walked by his underground restaurant on the way to my car one night while he was battling a customer and he tried to attack me. Its kinda of a running joke on Main st that you have to guess where the brace and/or cast he has on from a previous fight is gonna be on his body.



Brandywine Andrews Kopatich
Brandywine Andrews Kopatich

Omg.. whoever did that doesn't get it, do they? Ignorance.. straight ignorance. . We as a society will never be whole if we can't look at situation without filters. . Clear ur mind, b open and fair. Color, race, religion, politics is BS... Do what is morally right and we all win in society. . Seriously its that simple. Do good.. not harm.. do right.. not wrong. Help others. . Be good to animals and our environment. . seriously why is that so hard?

Tommy Lee Villin
Tommy Lee Villin

Truth...poor taste isn't = to racism, just stupidity! Mad respect for that thought!

Victor Reed Davis
Victor Reed Davis

Its crazy how a person can put their opinion on here then get attacked. Frankly I don't give a fuck how nobody feel because at the end of the conversation we all know what's really going on.

Robin Fischer
Robin Fischer

If the chalk is behind the bar.....like it should be, this may not have happened.......the man owns the bar....it's his responsibility ........discussing......

Sherita Rarebreed Auberry
Sherita Rarebreed Auberry

I'm saying I will fuck them up enough said point blank period no one deserves to bury their child due to violence but if you take mine it's and eye for and eye it don't make it right but it sure as hell makes it even ijs I will totally put aside everything I believe in sorry my feelings

Donna 'Maxson' Meyer
Donna 'Maxson' Meyer

Chill out the owner didn't do it and unfortunately we cannot control idiots and make people have a heart

Duell Lauderdale
Duell Lauderdale

What did you mean when you said "it doesn't matter what color cop or not if anyone fucks with him they are road kill"

gregpusczek
gregpusczek

Wow.  RFT Gut Check almost never gets comments.  


Must have hit a racial nerve.

Krystol D. Trice
Krystol D. Trice

Dutch Iffi, the looters and rioters disrespected themselves and the property owners. They have not targeted Mike Brown for jokes and comments about him being in a gang, being a criminal, deserving to get shot.

Sherita Rarebreed Auberry
Sherita Rarebreed Auberry

I agree not a good joke because of the timing but that doesn't necessarily mean that the person who did that was racist

Duell Lauderdale
Duell Lauderdale

Wait a second. You're saying that you taught your kid that violence solves problems?

sleppy
sleppy

really it's crayola's fault for manufacturing the chalk and then selling it to the bar owner.

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