Not cool, guys. Really not cool.
An Atlanta restaurant called “Chops & Hops” used Chris Brown and Rihanna’s infamous 2009 post Grammy tete-a-tete to promote a burger on their menu called the “black and bleu” via Facebook. The restaurant chose to post this as the caption for the picture of the meal, shown above:
@chrisbrown, @rihanna and us teamed up for a award winning celebrity sandwich. Put your hands on this caribbean black and bleu sandwich. Chris Brown won’t beat you up for eating this unless your name starts with a R and ends with A.”
Apparently assault is a trivial matter in the burger business.
The post, understandably, caused a huge outcry from the public, who claimed the caption was in bad taste (no pun intended) and was a completely thoughtless act. No kidding. One woman posted this:
“Never, never will we cross the threshhold of your restaurant. You’ve really blown it with this ad. Domestic violence is not a joking matter and never should be made to appear so. Mark us down as 2 lost customers.”
Pretty harsh words, but given the post, it’s a pretty reasonable reaction. The restaurant has since apologized, saying that they do not support domestic violence and that they’re now donating six times the profits they made on the burger (which has since been taken off their menu entirely) to Project Safe Team 6, an organization which advocates against domestic violence. And we hope whoever wrote that post was fired, or at least has had his or her access to the restaurant’s Facebook completely revoked.
But preferably fired. (via NY Daily News)