The Condescending Wonka meme has been an internet favorite for a few years now, with thousands upon thousands of different condescending messages making the rounds in support of both Democrats and Republicans, Liberals and Conservatives, and every other diametrically opposed pairing of people around the country.
It’s gotten to the point where you seldom pay attention to it anymore. However, that was not the case for Bar Charlotte in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The owners faced a serious backlash over their Condescending Wonka meme that started out with “You’re being treated poorly by police?”
You know what’s coming.
The above meme was posted on Bar Charlotte’s then-public Instagram account. (It has since been switched to private, according to Opposing Views.)
The bar’s manager told WBTV that the social media accounts were run by “multiple people” and that since the incident occurred, which the bar has formally apologized for, passwords have been changed.
(I’m guessing that means at least one firing occurred as well.)
The posting definitely kicked up a fuss, and that fuss spilled over from the bar’s Instagram account to its Twitter and Facebook feeds as well.
Bar Charlotte has since done a good job scrubbing negative posts from their pages, but the traces of outrage are still pretty easy to find.
Bar Charlotte on serious damage control when the damage was already done. #BoycottBarCharlotte
— Erick Lottary (@Lotta910) April 28, 2015
If you plan on still giving them your money don’t speak on what Bar Charlotte said
— G.Class CEO (@TheMike_B) April 28, 2015
If I lived in Charlotte or even visited “Bar Charlotte” would never get my business. Retweet this to spread awareness pic.twitter.com/uhyncGqsvs
— Elliot Smalls (@IamalsotheWHYL) April 28, 2015
The Baltimore Riots are still a hot-button issue, and it probably wasn’t in the bar’s best interests to “go there” with a Condescending Wonka meme that essentially exonerated police before the full details of the investigation were made public.
Do you think the Bar Charlotte apology is good enough, or is a boycott the right course of action? Were you offended by their Condescending Wonka meme? Sound off in the comments section.