Bruce and Caitlyn Jenner bathroom doors at Texas restaurant cause controversy

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Proggies always have their panties in a wad about something…

From Yahoo: When Caitlyn Jenner publicly transitioned in 2015, she helped push transgender rights into the national consciousness. Now a restaurant in Allen, Texas, is using her experience as a gag — and many people aren’t laughing.

Dodie’s Place Cajun Bar & Grill shared photos of its weekly specials and new bathroom doors in a Facebook post in mid-August, and now it’s going viral. Jenner’s famous July 2015 Vanity Fair cover, which marks the first time she publicly revealed herself as Caitlyn, is splashed across the door of the women’s bathroom. The men’s bathroom door, meanwhile, is covered in a photo of Bruce Jenner at the 1976 Olympics. “Come meet our newest members of the Dodie’s crew, Caitlyn & Bruce! Stop in for our weekly specials, served all day!” the Facebook caption reads.

Reaction was mixed. About half of commenters thought the new doors were hilarious. “This is awesome! Funniest thing I’ve seen in a while!” one person wrote. “Ha! Ha! Love it!” another said. But the other half wasn’t amused. “That’s disgusting, I’d have to leave so I could use the restroom somewhere else,” one person wrote. “I hope Caitlyn comes and rips this place apart,” someone else said. “Just because you can doesn’t mean you should. It would be different if you were showing your support of the LGBTQ community,” noted another.

Dodie’s Place responded to the controversy via a statement on Facebook on Thursday. “First and foremost, our intention was not to make fun of or offend anyone when we installed the pictures of Bruce and Caitlyn on our bathroom doors,” the statement read. “It was merely a lighthearted gesture to push back against the political correctness that seems to have a stranglehold on this country right now. We believe that political correctness has done more to silence rather than encourage important discussions that our society probably needs to have. Based on the mind-boggling feedback, both positive and negative, people are having that discussion.”

“However,” the statement continues, “name calling and words like transphobic, deviant, racist, homophobic, bigot, etc. serve nothing but to continue to divide us instead of uniting us. After all, we are all part of the same race — the human race. Surely, we can discuss this topic and many others without slapping hurtful labels on each other. Please know that we are here to discuss this and move forward as a community. Everyone is welcome here.” The debate continued in the comments of this new post as well.

Dodie’s Place isn’t the first establishment to do this — Nickel Bar in West L.A. also used Caitlyn’s Vanity Fair cover on the door of the women’s room, and a Bruce Jenner Wheaties box image on the door of the men’s room upon opening in 2016. (A Nickel Bar employee told Yahoo Lifestyle on Friday that the restaurant had “no comment” on the bathroom artwork.)

Though some people think the doors are funny, “there is nothing ‘lighthearted’ about this,” MJ Okma, a spokesperson for GLAAD, tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “These signs feed into dangerous myths and false stereotypes used to suggest that trans identity is somehow invalid.”

The doors show “disrespect” for bathroom bills, which have attempted to restrict which restrooms transgender people can use, Okma says. “Transgender people, especially trans women, confront everything from harassment to physical violence for merely using the correct restroom.”


19 responses to “Bruce and Caitlyn Jenner bathroom doors at Texas restaurant cause controversy

  1. Well if one decides to become a public circus side-show freak, one must be prepared for all the consequences…

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  2. On one hand,I think they’re pretty funny. But,on the OTHER hand,why do they have TWO Men,s Rooms? What do the WOMEN do?

    Liked by 7 people

  3. I wish the store runs out of toilet tissue and see which pic the patrons are going to use, 😩😬

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  4. Hadenoughalready

    For the life of me, I don’t understand WHY people insist on referring to Jenner as a “she” in ANY context. This sad and pathetic practice only reinforces the weirdo’s contention that they are, indeed, the opposite sex. NOTHING can EVER change a person’s biological sex, no matter how many surgeries or drugs they take. Their DNA is one or the other and calling them what THEY demand is relegation to insanity.
    It’s BRUCE Jenner and it is a “HE”, damn it!
    Sorry for the rant but some things need to be set straight.

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  5. Jenner is a disgrace, of course. But people are too super-sensitive these days.
    You know, it’s funny: Ever since the 1960’s, we’ve been PUMMELED to be “non-judgmental.” But now people are now more judgmental than ever, and it’s against anything and everything that would defy and deny any common sense at all.
    I am just so damned sick of it all!

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    • No, we are being “pummeled” to accept the NWO’s assessment that (1) there’s a “problem” in the first place and (2) that they are better prepared with an “answer” than we are.

      It is all about conditioning. They couldn’t care less about queers and their feelings. This is about criminalizing dissent.

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  6. OMG…this place is very close to home! 😁 I hope Dodie’s keeps the doors just like they are.

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  7. Ha Ha Ha Pick a door


  8. ROFL!

    That is hilarious.

    Liked by 2 people

  9. How bout Michael and Michelle doors.
    I don’t care who you are. That’s funny.

    Liked by 4 people

  10. The fight against political correctness grows every day and I couldn’t be happier.

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  11. WHATEVER! Neither YOU or I chose the public advance of the persona “BRUCE GENNER” or “CAITLYN JENNER.” These identities were earned and advanced through the media with the blessings of the Man/Woman who claimed these identities. He/She did NOT keep these identities private. He/She sought the public media coverage with both of these identities. It is neither an outrage or an insult to anyone to have used these well-earned identities, by an adored Olympic and media-darling persona, to grace the doors of a public restroom in order to identify the male and female restrooms…..and if you don’t agree with me…you are a racist sexist pig…or something like that…..pretty sure I can find you a label.

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  12. Fortunately,this is AMERICA,and we don’t HAVE to go there if we choose not to.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. I think it is pretty genius and a hoot. People need to lighten up, this sex stuff needs a lid on it.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. on one side, I see the humor in the pic…
    on the other side, as a woman, I find it difficult to fathom that the restroom reserved for women, would have a pic of a transvestite gracing the door…

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  15. Awesome, thank goodness someone has a sense of humor these days !

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  16. “Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.”
    Oh, the IRONY.

    “It would be different if you were showing your support of the LGBTQ community,” noted another. ”
    TRANSLATION: It would be different if you’d simply accept our mental derangement as normal, and willingly ‘celebrate’ it.

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