Friday funny or ‘piss take’: Sign causes controversy
A LIGHTHEARTED sign promoting Friday afternoon knock-offs has copped criticism for making fun of alcoholism at a Sunshine Coast business.
Noosa North Shore Getaway Bar and Bistro shared a post of the sign on Friday afternoon which read "you say alcoholism, I say liver crossfit", complete with a laughing emoji and drink responsibly message.
It was posted the day before the start of the Noosa Multi Sport Triathlon.
But a Gympie HPE teacher said it was disrespectful to anyone who had suffered from alcoholism.
The teacher said he knew it was an attempt at a "Friday funny" but wanted to see it taken down.
"Alcoholism isn't a choice, it is diagnosed as a disease," the teacher said.
"It's incurable, not a laughing matter. It affects so many lives, I had a relative take their own (life) about 10 years ago.
"What's next? One about cancer, mental health or disabilities, this is just as serious and they're taking the piss."
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Is this sign disrespectful to alcoholics?
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Yes, alcoholism is a disease
There are bigger things to worry about
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