Item on New Washington State Bar’s Menu Ignites Controversy, Spurs Protests

Dozens of protesters stood outside a new Washington state bar Saturday night, angry about an item on the menu.

The item, a drink called “Date Grape,” ignited controversy for what some said was an inappropriate play on words, according to KREM-TV.

A new Washington state bar has become the subject of controversy because of their decision to name a drink “Date Grape.” (Image source: Facebook)

“To see them using my trauma as a joke, it wasn’t something that I can tolerate,” protest organizer Taylor Malone said.

[sharequote align=”center”]”To see them using my trauma as a joke, it wasn’t something that I can tolerate.”[/sharequote]

“I am a recent survivor,” she continued. “I’ve been raped twice, the most recent was three months ago.”

Others echoed her message.

“Jokes are harmful to people like survivors like me,” another protester, Lisa Logan, told KREM-TV.

Nevertheless, the has bar stood its ground over the past few days on Facebook, bragging about how “there’s not a ton of drink names … that can be said on TV because they are vulgar” and saying “haters need a band wagon (sic).”

Last night they added in a post that the “Date Grape Koolaid is selling out,” saying it was time to make more.

According to KREM-TV, protesters say they won’t stop until the name of the drink changes.

(H/T: @MatthewKeysLive)

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