Even though an anti-Obama message has been taken down from a Marietta bar sign, people still showed up this weekend to protest.
It was a peaceful event Saturday at Mulligan’s Food and Spirits with about 20 protesters—organized by Marietta-based New Order National Human Rights Organization Inc.—showing up, according to the Marietta Daily Journal.
A sign which read “I Heard The White House Smelled Like Collard Greens And Fried Chicken,” was just the latest controversial statement at the the bar on Park Street Southeast in Marietta.
In 2008, the bar received national attention when it sold T-shirts reading “Obama ’08” depicting the cartoon chimp Curious George peeling a banana.
Past phrases have mocked the death of former Sen. Ted Kennedy and taken jabs at figures like former U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney: “Cynthia – Call Your Proctologist. He’s Found Your Head,” according to the MDJ.
A number of bikers showed up to meet the protesters on Saturday in support of the bar's free speech, according to the MDJ.
But one protester said he was happy the controversy had drawn attention to the sign.
Efforts to get comment from Mulligan’s owners were not successful, the MDJ reported, but on Saturday, the sign outside Mulligan’s read, “Many Americans Lost Their Lives Fighting For Your Freedom Of Speech.”