Quantcast
Connect with us

Georgia ‘Confederate themed’ bar serves ‘Ni**erita’ shot with tequila and watermelon liqueur

Published

on

A bar in the home town of the University of Georgia is generating controversy by featuring a racist drink — a shooter called a “Ni**erita,” which features tequila and watermelon-flavored liqueur.

Athens, GA’s alt-weekly magazine the Flagpole reported Tuesday about the offensive drink which is served at the bar General Beauregard’s.

ADVERTISEMENT

The racist joke came to light when a General Beauregard’s employee brought the bartenders’ recipe sheet to a print shop for copying. A print shop employee, disgusted by what he read, posted a photo of the drink cheat sheet online, then deleted it. However, by then the image had begun to spread on social media.

The bars’ owners issued a statement on Tuesday morning insisting that they would never do such a thing:

“We had absolutely no knowledge of, and would never condone, this image that is claimed to be our drink menu. However, to be absolutely clear, we do not provide our customers with a drink menu with the exception of limited specials offered on chalk boards displayed openly by the front door and behind the bar. The circled drink included in the picture is not something we have ever served to customers or advertised and would never be approved by ownership. We are investigating the origin of this photograph and will take appropriate action to resolve this matter as needed.

However, screen captures obtained by Flagpole show a bartender from Beauregard’s named Jake Gower confirming that the bar serves the shot and asking irate Facebook commenters “YOU PC, BRO?” via a meme featuring characters from the cartoon series South Park.

“It’s just a shot, not a cocktail,” wrote Gower.

ADVERTISEMENT

“That doesn’t make it any less racist,” replied commenter Laura Conroy.

Jake Gower 1

General Beauregard’s is a “Confederate-themed” bar and only recently were persuaded to not fly a Confederate flag in their front windows.

ADVERTISEMENT


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

DC mayor trolls Trump by lighting ‘Black Lives Matter Plaza: ‘We turned on the night light for him’

Published

on

Continue Reading

2020 Election

It’s Donald Trump vs Joe Biden: Associate Press reports former VP has clinched the DNC nomination

Published

on

The 2020 general election campaign between two top parties has unofficially been set.

"Joe Biden formally clinched the Democratic presidential nomination Friday, setting him up for a bruising challenge to President Donald Trump that will play out against the unprecedented backdrop of a pandemic, economic collapse and civil unrest," the AP reported Friday. "The former vice president has effectively been his party’s leader since his last challenger in the Democratic primary, Bernie Sanders, ended his campaign in April. But Biden pulled together the 1,991 delegates needed to become the nominee after seven states and the District of Columbia held presidential primaries Tuesday."

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Trump retweets right-wing video attacking George Floyd’s character — hours after calling it a ‘great day’ for Floyd

Published

on

On Friday, President Donald Trump retweeted a video from right-wing commentator Glenn Beck, which appeared to question the wisdom of calling George Floyd a "hero" — and concurring with Black GOP commentator Candace Owens, who said it "sickens me" he is being "held up as a martyr."

Disgusting. pic.twitter.com/JCJWEFYZww

— David Gura (@davidgura) June 6, 2020

Continue Reading
 
 
You need honest news coverage. Help us deliver it. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free.
close-image