CHICAGO (CBS) — A Lincoln Square bar owner was apologizing after one of his bartenders posted a sign supporting domestic violence, creating an uproar on social media.
On Friday, a bartender at Gio’s Bar and Grill, 4857 N. Damen Av., wrote on the bar’s chalkboard specials sign: “I like my beer like I like my violence … domestic.” Customers took photos of the sign and posted them on Twitter, prompting complaints on Twitter, Facebook, and Yelp.
Gio’s owner Humberto Camacho said he reprimanded the bartender. He denied a report by DNAinfo Chicago that the female bartender had been fired. He said he chose to reprimand the bartender, not fire her.
“She was trying to promote one of the local beers. It’s a domestic beer. Obviously the words that she chose were not appropriate, and for that reason I would like to sincerely apologize,” Camacho said.