Local bar apologizes over alleged noose, 'show your pride' cup
BATON ROUGE - An area bar has released a public apology after a post on social media showed what appeared to be a noose and a cup bearing the phrase "show your pride" at the Tigerland business.
A tweet posted Sunday showed the alleged noose hanging in Reggie's, a popular bar near LSU's campus. That same post also called attention to a cup at the business which featured the phrase "show your pride" alongside a blue Confederate flag.
The photos drew a fair amount of attention over the weekend, and the bar released a public apology Monday.
The bar explained that the rope is typically used to hold up a beer barrel, however that barrel was removed at some point in the night due to it getting in the way of staff. The bar also said that the cups had been taken from storage by mistake, noting that they had been stored away after they were previously deemed offensive.
This isn't the first time Reggie's has been the target of criticism on social media.
In June, police say a sting operation ended in several arrests at the bar and its surrounding area due to underage drinking. The bar's liquor license was temporarily pulled as a result.
The bar also made headlines in 2015 after several people on social media accused the business of using a racist stamp to mark some of its customers.
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