Diet Starts Monday, a bar and restaurant in Washington, D.C., recently introduced and then pulled an ill-conceived Bill Cosby-inspired cocktail from their menu. According to The Washingtonian, the tequila-based drink, called the Pill Cosby, was even garnished with fake capsules. You might wonder what on Earth would ever make the restaurant owners think a drink named after a man accused of drugging and sexually assaulting 60 women (according to the Washington Post) would be a good idea. I have no answer. SMDH.
The co-founder of the bar, Davin Gentry, told The Washingtonian on Monday that the drink was meant to be some sort of statement on rape culture, saying, “It lets people be a little more aware." Oh, please.
The bar faced a ton of backlash (surprise!). People on Twitter didn't hold back when expressing their outrage.
Some people took to Yelp to leave negative reviews for the establishment.
After the backlash, the restaurant pulled the drink from their menu. On Twitter, Diet Starts Monday's pinned tweet is now an apology for the drink.
Come on, bar owner dudes. This was a terrible idea, and it's shocking and sad you thought any part of this was terrible. DO BETTER.