Another bar banned Trump’s famous “Make America Great Again” hats last week, a move that has many patrons pleased, and others pissed, Fox News reports.
Replay Lincoln Park, an arcade bar in Chicago, announced via social media on Saturday that it “has implemented a new and strictly enforced dress code. No face tattoos, no specific hats, please see below.” Below was a picture of that bright red accessory, better known as the “MAGA hat.”
Many Facebook commenters are in favor of Replay’s decision, while others are upset about the ban, saying it prevents freedom of speech. In response, Replay said MAGA hat-wearers may enter the bar, but must pay to play games, which are free for non-MAGA hat wearers.
A New York bar made headlines earlier this year when it kicked a MAGA hat-wearing man off the premises for sporting the accessory. The snubbed patron took his case to the Manhattan Supreme Court, where the judge ruled it absolutely legal to kick someone out of a bar for supporting Trump.
We’re all about keeping MAGA hats off the premises to prevent the possibility of oppressive nationalists ruining peoples fun. But shunning people with face tattoos is just rude. And, no offense Replay, but this isn’t a Michelin star restaurant. It’s an arcade bar. If you’re going to have a dress code, you’ll have to come up with a better reason than “keeping it classy.”