Pablo Escobar is a questionable figure wherever his name is referenced.
Discussion about him in Colombia and you’ll for sure discover individuals angry that you’ve even murmured his name and then you have authorities who are still managing the cocaine business he basically began.
So you can imagine people reaction when an Aussie Pop-up restaurant began selling burgers like these:
The eatery in Melbourne, warmly called Pablo Escoburgers (see what they did there), has experienced harsh criticism as of late after one of their items went viral.
You can get the Patron burger, which resembles your common burger except it’s topped with a line of white powder looking a lot like cocaine, Obviously its just a fake makeup costs around 100 American dollars.
It ought to be noticed that this pop-up isn’t handing out big white slugs to everybody, rather it’s simply garlic powder intended to copy cocaine – duh.
What’s more, you can purchase the veggie lover burger, which accompanies salt encased in a white baggie that, once more, looks especially like cocaine. Oh, and there’s a spoon waiting inside.
While a few people may think that its amusing, there’s been a savage response on the web.
“I’d like to see someone try and explain that to their kid who just wants to eat a burger?” wrote one person.
Another viewer said: “How can we explain (to) you people that IT ISN’T FUNNY? Try to do that with Hitler and see what happens. Use your brain folks.”
The co-proprietor of the restaurant, Vaughn Marks, says their foundation has been given a 2-star rating on Facebook in light of the fact that, he asserts, a group of furious Colombians downvoted him for glorifying Escobar.
As a result, he’s issued a statement, saying: “We are very proud of our burgers but we do also understand that Pablo Escobar was a horrible man who destroyed the lives of thousands of Colombians,” the statement read.
“We do not condone, idolize or promote Pablo Emilio Escobar or his actions in any way. We are however Australian and know how to have a laugh about a good play on words.
“Its just a name of a pop-up burger bar not really a theme. Hard not to offend someone in 2019.”
He said he won’t change the name, in spite of the kickback. He’s asked individuals who have enjoyed the food to give them a rating to balance out all the negative reviews.