This is the story of how being a cruel, clueless dick is apparently paying off for one Washington bar owner and why he might not be laughing for long.
A new bar that specializes in daiquiris and says it is "catering to women" has sparked controversy with the name of one of their drinks, "Date Grape Koolaid," which some people feel is a... you know, obviously offensive rape joke.But in a defiant stance against common sense and decency, the bar is not relenting, choosing instead to taunt and mock those rape survivors with the audacity to complain and say that they're simply "not smart enough" to understand the complex humor at play.
It's The Name Of A Drink.. Not meant to offend.. for you to overuse your imagination! Just like everything in life.. your either going to like it or don't.. We all can look for something to make a big deal about.. There is a thing called fun.. and a thing called.. reading way off and beyond the lines.. That's where your imagination took you...
The notion that those offended by the name don't actually get the joke has been put forward on the bar's Facebook page several times, but despite several requests to the owners by media asking for clarification (including one made by Politix), the bar has refused to make any official statement concerning the alleged alternative meaning behind the name "Date Grape Kool-Aid."
Apparently the sexual assault-themed beverage has been a hit with new customers - the bar brags that it "had a grape night" and "sold over 10 gallons" of it.
But the grape-flavored gravy train could be screeching to a halt for the bar now that Kraft Foods, the corporation that owns the trademark to Kool-Aid, has gotten wind of the clear infringement.
We at Kraft are appalled. Kool-Aid does not support or condone this drink, and finds its name to be highly insensitive to a serious issue. This blatant misuse of the Kool-Aid trademark is offensive to so many, including us, and we are making it our top priority to address the situation ASAP.
Then again, judging by the consistently unrepentant attitude of the business owner, it's likely that even if the "Kool-Aid" portion of the name were removed the bar would just call it "Non-Consensual Sex on the Beach," or something equally classy and hilarious.
Via Raw Story