The sign in front of Mr C’s Bar & Grill on Oct. 1, 2018.
Photo: BEN BRASCH / BEN.BRASCH@COXINC.COM
Photo: BEN BRASCH / BEN.BRASCH@COXINC.COM

New sign at Atlanta bar responds to its controversial Supreme Court joke

A new sign at an Atlanta bar appears to acknowledge its misstep after upsetting many with a message inviting people to ruin their future Supreme Court chances at the venue.

Anyone who drove by the Mr C’s Bar & Grill on Monday morning could read the phrase: “NOW HIRING NEW SIGN PERSON.” The change comes after many said a recent message — “RUIN UR FUTURE SUPREME COURT CHANCES HERE — encouraged sexual assault and rape as a nod to sexual assault accusations against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh

The judge strongly denied the allegations before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday and an estimated 20 million people watching.

Photos of the sign circulated on the Internet, with many people leaving negative comments about the business on various websites. On its Facebook page, men and women appalled by the sign advocated for people not to patronize the bar, calling it misogynistic and disrespectful to women. Yelp began moderating comments on Mr C’s page to remove messages that weren’t about “personal consumer experience with the business.”  

For many years, the sign at the small Howell Mill bar has displayed different slogans, often of a suggestive, political or joking nature. It is not clear whether the new sign is another attempt at humor, or if management is in fact looking to employ a new sign writer.


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