Texas Restaurant Proud To Display Parodies Of Biden And Pelosi Despite Backlash
The owner of a Houston restaurant declared his establishment won’t back down to “cancel culture renegades” after taking heat for posting signs mocking President Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
The restaurant has taken heat since posting photos to social media showing Preslee’s sign parodying Biden and Pelosi. The restaurant’s marquee sign has a history of posting memes, jokes, and “funny quotes,” the owner said.
“No mask needed,” one sign at Preslee’s read. “Unless you look like Nancy Pelosi.”
The sign was recently updated to include “Let’s Go Brandon!”
People brandished them as misogynistic on social media, while others left voicemails for the owners saying they “hope their business loses all their employees” and they go bankrupt, according to the owner.
“The backlash we received at first was a little overwhelming while dealing with a busy restaurant. Lots of voicemails and private messages,” he said.
Adding that most of the negative comments are coming from people who had never even dined at Preslee’s “but feel the need to jump on the bandwagon.” The restaurant’s Instagram page was banned on Wednesday with no reason given, according to the owner.
However, “in the last few days, we’ve received overwhelming support from local and also other cities.”
“We have never been busier!” he said in a comment in response to people who “slandered” the establishment.
Preslee’s opened in 2019 and survived the coronavirus and subsequent shutdowns without laying “a single employee off.” The owner referred to the Biden administration and mandates surrounding the pandemic as the inspiration for posting the two signs.
“I think it’s pretty safe to say our current government has failed us and other small business owners. More than 150,000 small businesses have shut down from mandates, but this is not about politics. It’s about basic rights that some have seem to have forgotten. If we can make it through a pandemic and actually thrive we can surely handle this,” he said.
“We’ll have more material posted soon, so stay tuned,” he added.
Other restaurants have recently posted similar signs, including Debary Diner in Florida who instructed customers to dine elsewhere if they voted for Biden.
“If you voted for and continue to support and stand behind the worthless, inept, and corrupt administration currently inhabiting the White House that is complicit in the death of our servicemen and women in Afghanistan, please take your business elsewhere,” the sign read.