A sign on a lamp post at the bottom of the Winooski Circle displayed the words “Yield Sneakers Bacon” until Friday morning. The bistro owners took it down.
It got there as part of “Operation Bloom.”
A city program put it in place to keep its flower beds beautiful. If businesses do some gardening they can post an advertisement where they do it, but the word “bacon” on the Sneakers Bistro sign started a discussion about diversity on the Winooski Front Porch Forum.
It started with a post from one woman who wrote that the sign was insensitive to those who do not consume pork. She said as a Muslim she is personally offended by it.
The offending sign:
Now I can understand if the business would have put an image of a Koran wrapped in bacon. I can understand if they would have made a star and crescent out of bacon.
But this is political correctness gone mad.
The next thing will be for this woman to petition the city council to revoke the business license for this place because the smell of bacon offends her. Or to demand that all grocers remove all pork products from their shelves.