Maybe they should have thought this through a little better before they decided to print this promo punch card. It’s turning out to be not-so-good for business.
Can you believe the AP has the story?
A Pittsburgh coffee shop is brewing up backlash over a loyalty punch card featuring pictures of President Donald Trump and other conservatives.
Black Forge Coffee House owner Nick Miller says the satiric cards are meant to express frustration with the system and nothing more. However, critics complain the punch holes make it look like the politicos have been shot in the forehead.
The subjects include Vice President Mike Pence, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and conservative pundits Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh and Bill O’Reilly.
Store owners say the cards aren’t meant to endorse violence.
Do you think if a conservative coffee business did this, they would get away with a weak excuse like this?
They say they’ve had some negative social media push back. Is it any wonder why?
POST Gazette ran this info:
“We are definitely not advocating violence,” Black Forge co-owner Nick Miller said. “This is purely political satire statement and an expression of frustration with the system.”
“We don’t push the cards on anybody,” Ms. Corts said. “Most people take a look at it and laugh.”
Open for a year-and-a-half, the coffee shop had previously used punch-cards featuring some of the same conservative figures — but not Trump — and no fuss was made. These cards were printed well before the inauguration, but they needed to exhaust their previous supply before putting them into use a week ago.
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