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Customers rally behind Charlottetown bar after a storm of online hate

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Key takeaways: 

  • ‘Positive vibe’ back at Lone Oak, owners state.
  • Lone Oak got backlash after posting pictures of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit. 

A P.E.I. pub owner tells the online love has overshadowed the hate after a stop from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last month sparked a flurry of offensive comments and negative thoughts.

Charlottetown’s Lone Oak brew pub faced backlash after posting pictures of Trudeau posing with the crew on social media. Last weekend, the pub’s delivery van was damaged, with its windshield shattered.

Co-owner Jared Murphy said that despite the destruction, the bar has been busier than usual, and customer support has been overwhelming.

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A P.E.I. pub owner tells the online love has overshadowed the hate after a stop from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last month sparked a flurry of offensive comments and negative thoughts

“People showed up, and that was great. We are so thankful for that. You could see the mood shift in our staff, and you know, it went from a kind of sad few days to a very uplifted, optimistic vibe in our establishment.”

The pub pulled the images from its Facebook page when the negative comments started but have since put them back up. Murphy stated that the bar’s online ratings, which dropped initially, have also returned to average.

Charlottetown police said they are probing the incident.

Source – CBC News

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