A vegan cafe in Sydney, Australia permanently closed after the owner sparked intense outrage with a barrage of questionable content all over the business’ social media pages.
Most notably, owner Mark Da Costa dubbed the cafe a “safe zone” for the straight community in a recent Instagram post.
Most of the cafe’s social media pages were deleted along with the announced closure.
But of course, the internet did its work to take some screenshots like this one.
People couldn’t believe what they were seeing.
Anyone have Vegan Restaurant in Sydney declares themselves a straight safe space after coming out in support of Trump on their 2020 bingo? I think I might have. pic.twitter.com/cwJCMylMTA
— Brendan Maclean (@macleanbrendan) October 31, 2020
Where is this restaurant??? Not a chance I’ll be frequenting it, but I’m appalled!
— C.H. Armstrong (Cathie) (@C_H_Armstrong) October 31, 2020
Looks like the garbage is taking itself out
— 🎂🧁🍰 cakeandmadness 🍰🧁🎂 (@cakeandmadness) October 31, 2020
🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈Shaking my head that people still think this is okay in 2020. Makes me sick to be honest 🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈
— Caroline Hutton (@Calliemelbourne) October 31, 2020
And the temperature only increased when Da Costa posted a defensive video of himself cussing out any and all people that disagreed with him.
WARNING: NSFW language
Posting this on your business Instagram is A Choice pic.twitter.com/lqN2cbv1DP
— Jenna Guillaume (@JennaGuillaume) October 31, 2020
Some even contacted the official Hale & Hearty account to express concern.
They were met with toxic intolerance.