A Chicago bar has apologized after they employed a controversial sign to draw customers in on the 72nd anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack.
“Remember Pearl Harbor with bombs & kamikazes,” Murphy’s Bleacher’s sign read, in reference to bar drinks.
Not the way to remember a tragedy. pic.twitter.com/JZk8kxFwYM
— Paul Sullivan (@PWSullivan) December 7, 2013
According to the Chicago Tribune, the sign was eventually removed. The owner has now issued an apology.
“Some guys thought it would be clever,” Murphy told the Tribune. “Obviously we are ashamed.”
“I’m so upset. We put up (a sign with) our sincerest apologies. My father was a veteran, and my uncles,” he continued. “This was just not us. Personally this is devastating to me. I apologize to everyone who was offended.”
Additionally, a Facebook message was posted on their account apologizing.
“We couldn’t be more embarrassed and ashamed by the actions of our staff this morning. The sign has been removed and we cannot start apologizing enough for the thoughtless disregard for decency,” it said.
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