Sunday, August 31, 2014
Bacon Advertisement Removed After Muslim Resident Offended
WINOOSKI, Vt. — A pretty clever sign on a lamp post at the bottom of the Winooski Circle displayed the words “Yield for Sneakers Bacon” until Friday morning, when the bistro owners took it down.
It was placed there as part of “Operation Bloom.” The city program launched the initiative to keep its flower beds beautiful. If businesses contribute to the gardening, they can post an advertisement at the location, but the word “bacon” on the Sneakers Bistro sign started a diversity discussion on the Winooski Front Porch Forum.
It started with a post claiming the sign was insensitive to those who don’t eat pork. She said as a Muslim she is personally offended by the sign which encourages the consumption of bacon.
at 8/31/2014 08:00:00 AM