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Enderby bar's busty beer taps berated on social media

Image Credit: FACEBOOK/The Small Axe Roadhouse
May 14, 2021 - 7:30 AM

An Enderby bar will not remove beer taps shaped like women's torsos after receiving hurtful and negative comments about them.

“We have received many negative comments and direct messages most of which are none too kind, hurtful and threatening,” a Facebook post, May 10, by The Small Axe Roadhouse reads.

The mannequin-like torsos, with taps coming from the breasts, were installed at the bar last week and received negative comments on social media. Some called them sexist and misogynistic, co-owner Sarah Dudley said.

"To me, there's sort of the same setup in an old movie A Clockwork Orange, when they go down to the milk barn, I just thought it was really cool idea when you think of all the Greek sculptures," she said, adding the restaurant is owned and operated by women, none of whom thought it was a bad idea to put up the taps.

"I did not foresee the backlash at all," she said.

All of the negative comments came within 12 minutes of each other from Vancouver and Ontario profiles, she said.

She decided to create her own Facebook post about the backlash, letting people know the busts wasn't meant to portray women negatively.

"Our town of Enderby has been so supportive. We've had people drop off flowers to us, they've sent us messages telling us not to change them, they love it. Our little town is so, so, so wonderful," Dudley said. "Everyone that's been in the bar has been saying 'these are great.' It's funny because it's all these people from afar that seem to want to comment on it in a bad way."

They will not be removing the taps

"Every time I look at them, they make me happy. They're beautiful, they're sort of a nostalgic throwback... and it just fits with our vibe very much. And I honestly, at this point in my life, don't want to be bullied to take something down that I like and really don't think it's hurting anyone."

People are not always going to share the same point of view and she welcomes the discussion.

"If anything now it's a topic of conversation," she said.


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