It is shameful that the masses of social media have bullied Boone Saloon co-owner Skip Sinanian out of his business and livelihood for a perfectly reasonable observation and comment regarding consent.
Having been a business owner and manager in downtown Boone, I have experienced the issue and struggle of flyers, posters and stickers being posted on the facade and property of businesses without “consent.” So, I do get the irony of the sticker being placed on his property without asking for his consent.
Sinanian’s only mistake was in posting on social media to an audience that is clearly not fair-minded or intelligent enough to get the irony. I am also a survivor of sexual assault and Sinanian’s post in no way “devalues my experience as a survivor.”
The punchline was not about sexual assault, but that it would have been considerate and appropriate to ask for consent before posting a sticker to a business owner’s property.