CHICAGO — A Lincoln Square bar is apologizing after an employee posted a sign outside the pub supporting domestic violence.
On Friday night, customers noticed the chalkboard sign outside Gio's Bar and Grill, 4857 N. Damen Ave., that read, "I like my beer like I like my violence...domestic." The sign advertised $4 beers. Photos of the sign began to circulate on Twitter
Complaints followed on social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Yelp.
On Saturday, the bar apologized as a manager told DNAinfo Chicago the female employee responsible for the sign was fired.
"In no way do we support domestic violence at all," said manager Layla Oskui. "We're so sorry if it offended anybody. I just feel horrible about it. We are mortified at the whole thing."
The bar's chalkboard sign often boasts salacious messages. This message was the result of an error in judgment, Oskui said.
"[The employee] just made a poor judgement in error, and it cost her her job," she said.
Later, the bar publicly apologized on Facebook.
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