Boycott the Bottled Blonde in Chicago

Well folks, I started this week by drawing in protest.

So in Chicago, we have an establishment called "Bottled Blonde" that recently produced an insane dress code for their patrons. The following image belongs to Eater Chicago:

Now obviously, this is very discriminatory. Language such as "no baggie ____, large bags, Nike, Jordans, gang attire, etc" have been White slang for "Black People" since at least the 1980's, and if you look at their Facebook page, you won't see very many ethnicities being represented.

But this list isn't just targeting Blacks, which by the way, is pure evil and inexcusable just by itself. But it also targets people with tattoos, wrestlers and MMA fighters with the line about Tapout shirts, (although they do play UFC fights at the bar, so you can fight for my entertainment, just don't come here) and apparently judging by both this list and again, their own Facebook page, they don't want women to dress in the latest summer trends, but their employed females are to look like this:
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Although if you don't work there, you can't wear this outfit. And no tank tops after 6pm... because what? After 6 the Boogeyman comes out?
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Oh, and by the way, this is what they say "classy attire" looks like. No joke.

Oh, full disclosure, no. Although I'm a feminist, I'm not a prude. I sometimes eat at Hooters. So curb that sexist "u just hat sex u dum feminazi" post, please.

Among the banned clothing attire are some of the following:

1. Bright clothes and accessories (like Ki-Chan's hat.)
2. White t-shirts
3. Long t-shirts
4. Baggy t-shirts
5. Jeans
6. Caps turned anywhere except the front-down.

In short, Ki-Chan herself would never be welcome here, because she wears jeans, a baggy, long, white t-shirt and a bright yellow baseball cap, tipped up.


Equally, Lily, Marlowe and Ruey would likely be banned because of their hair, Techno would be banned because he usually wears v-neck shirts (also banned, though in the above illustration, I gave Lily the v-neck instead of Techno) Violet would be banned because she usually wears a much shorter shirt (crop top), tight pants and a vest, and the entire team would be banned just for wearing sneakers.

Well all of Chicago is blasting them on this. DNA Info reports that former patrons are trying to get the establishment's liquor licence pulled, not only over the dress code, but also because the restaurant claims to be "family friendly" and yet.. well actually, Hooters is more family friendly.

You can join the protest by doing any of the following:

1. Tweet/Post about the #BottledBlonde and #KiChan and tell your friends to boycott Bottled Blonde Chicago. Tweet pictures, tell how this affects you and your friends, GET LOUD. Use the #KiChan hashtag and I will re-tweet you!!
2. Go to their Facebook Page and demand a change. You can't post to the page itself, but you can get vocal on their pictures. If they still have the "Message Now" button, use that. Send an email and explain to them why this list is exclusionary and offensive.
3. Grab the above design at RedBubble on anything from $2 stickers to t-shirts, or grab a $10 Ki-Chan cosplay kit here.
4. Support local restaurants that cater to all races, regardless of tattoos, disability, sexuality, gender or religion/lack thereof.
5. CALL THEM at (312) 982-7640 and tell them this is not acceptable.

Pulling together, we can make a stand against intolerance.


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