Note Left at Fla. Restaurant Calls Christmas Music ‘Offensive’

By Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
December 11, 2016 Updated: December 11, 2016

A Florida restaurant owner posted a photo on Facebook from an anonymous patron, who said the Christmas music at his restaurant was “offensive.”

The note said, “Christmas music was offensive. Consider playing ‘holiday’ music or less religious themed,” according to WSB-TV.

The note was placed at Michael’s Tasting Room in St. Augustine, Florida, according to chef Michael Lugo, who posted the image of the note on his page.

He questioned the intent of the patron who left the note. “Really … what’s wrong with people,” Lugo wrote on Dec. 3.

Lugo said it was the second time in a week that someone left a note complaining about Christmas music.

It’s unclear what music he was playing.

Lugo said, “My server in concern had to show me that and it was really like what is going on in this world? So we posted it,” Florida’s First Coast News reported Saturday.

“It’s all about celebration of family … (and) gathering with friends and people and it’s a tradition,” Lugo added, as reported by First Coast News. “It’s not about a religion, it’s not about anything else. I am a Christian, but I don’t push that as my agenda. I think that Christmas is Christmas.”

A number of people responded to his Facebook comment, expressing support for Lugo and his staff.