Restaurant Under Fire For Using Before and After Pictures of Caitlyn Jenner On Bathroom Doors
A restaurant in northeast Texas has drawn the ire of the Internet over the use of photos of Caitlyn Jenner as bathroom signs.
Dodie's Place Cajun Bar & Grill in Allen, which is roughly 25 miles north of Dallas, used photos of Jenner before and after her transformation to denote the men's and women's bathrooms.
A photo of the bathroom signage was posted Aug. 15 on the restaurant's Facebook page, which is where most of the criticism has been verbalized.
"[T]his is HORRIBLE and BEYOND disrespectful. I would not be surprised if you lose business. I would never eat there if i saw that," Kristen Heavey wrote on Facebook in response to the photo.
One of the more vocal critics of the bathroom signs was Jess Herbst, a transgender activist and mayor of New Hope, Texas, which is less than 15 miles from Allen.
"There is an obvious lack of understanding of gender dysphoria by the owner of the restaurant," Herbst told news website Chron.com Thursday afternoon. "Imagine the most humiliating and embarrassing moment of your life. Remember how you felt inside, that gut crushing, out of breath, verge of panic attack feeling. Now imagine posting a giant photo of that moment in a very public place. This is how the photos in his bathroom make transgender people feel."
A request for comment has been placed with Dodie's.