The co-owner of a Missouri bar says he didn’t mean any harm by offering a “Michael Brown” shot special Friday night.
Local TV station WDAF reported that Mug Shots, a bar in St. Joseph, Mo. whose motto is “where sarcasm is always free,” advertised a “Michael Brown” special of six shots for $10. Local residents protested at the bar after a photo of the advertisement circulated on social media, according to the report.
“It’s not meant to cause any harm,” the owner told WDAF on Saturday. “I should have thought a little bit more about it before I made it a shot special.”
WDAF did not identify the owner because he wished to remain anonymous to protect himself and his family. He added that he stole the idea from other bars in the area that referenced Brown, who was fatally shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. back in August, and got a “good response” from it.
The apparently very self-aware owner offered a new deal, “The Owner of Mug Shots is an ***hole shot special,” on Saturday in an attempt to appease protesters who were unhappy with the reference to Brown.