Pitt Bar Catches Flak Over Racially Insensitive Drink and Food Special

A bar on the University of Pittsburgh campus has come under fire after referring to one of its midweek specials as "WetBack Wednesdays."

By + More

A bar on the University of Pittsburgh campus has come under fire after referring to one of its midweek specials as "WetBack Wednesdays," the Pitt News reports. The advertisement, which features cheap tacos and Mexican beer, has prompted a small group of students to boycott the establishment until the sign comes down. "It's the equivalent of saying the n-word night with fried chicken," one of the most vocal critics told the News.

The bar manager pooh-poohed the complaints, comparing the nickname to an Irish or Polish joke, also pointing out how great business was on Wednesdays. "It's an ad meant to be eye-catching, and obviously it is," he said. "If you're offended by it, you probably shouldn't come in because you'll be offended by a lot more."