A barbecue place in Kentucky is facing a little bit of criticism over their very clever t-shirt design.
Here’s more from WNDU:
A northern Kentucky barbecue food truck is getting a lot of heat after advertising its T-shirts on social media.
The of Belle’s Smoking BBQ took a play on the acronym LGBTQ and changed it to Liberty, Guns, Bible, Trump, and BBQ. Some are calling the message insensitive and hateful.
Belle’s Smoking BBQ is based in Williamstown, but the owner Jamie Smith has been traveling all over the state bringing his food to crowds for three years. Now his merchandise is overshadowing his smoked meats.
Smith says he started selling the T-shirts nearly two years ago.
“I found the acronym on Facebook and I just added the Q,” he said.
He says he has sold nearly a 100, but decided to advertise it on Facebook on Thursday to get more sales.
“I posted the shirt today for new swag and it just went out of hand and it got blowed up,” said Smith.
The message he posted on Facebook stated: “We are going to stock up on some Swag. Hat and shirts. Let me know what yall want via text message. We are going to have our traditional Belles shirts, trucker hats. We will also have our LGBTQ shirts as well Belle’s logo on the back. For those who said (wtf)”
It’s so stupid that people call this bigotry. He just made a funny clever shirt!!!! Geez. He’s not even confrontational about it, he says he doesn’t intend to offend anyone:
“Belle’s Smoking BBQ apologizes if we have offended any groups, organizations or individuals with our shirts. We respect all beliefs and lifestyles and want no ill will towards anyone. We know each person has their own thoughts and beliefs but we are hurt that the people who are saying, ‘stop the hate’ are the ones coming at us with the harassing messages and threatening phone calls. Again we apologize for any hurt feelings and thank our supporters who truly know us.”
Some people are so stupid, just begging to be offended everywhere they go. This next generation is gonna be really crappy at parties.