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A Vegan Restaurant Goes to Social Media Hell After a Baby Shows Diners Her Butthole

This week, the Imagine Vegan Café — a family-run restaurant in Memphis, Tennessee — became virally infamous and had their entire Facebook account deleted after the business unsuccessfully and hilariously tried to defend itself from a two-star Google review. The review said that that “a bare butt naked baby was running around” the restaurant and “bent over to show me its butthole” while the customer was trying to eat.

Instead of apologizing like any normal business, the restaurant’s owners became indignant and incredibly defensive, responding to the wave of critical comments that soon flooded their Facebook page until its eventual deletion.

Let’s all have a laugh by reliving the drama, shall we?

So, here is the original review, left by a diner named Chelsea Bartley.

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In a now-deleted Facebook post, the Imagine Vegan Café responded:

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Everything pretty much went downhill from there.

Wonkette reports that while some of the commenters on the diner’s Facebook page supported the owners, telling them to “Blow off the haters!” other commenters asked, “If you don’t want to have TODDLER BUTTHOLE IN YOUR FACE when you are eating, does that really make you a hater? REALLY?”

The restaurant later posted this explanation:

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The diner then took the trouble to respond to the numerous comments left on its Facebook page.

In one post, they diner’s owners said:

“Imagine isn’t about business or being professional! It’s about saving animals and standing yup for the ones who can’t stand up for themselves. In this case, our precious children. I am all about standing up to bullies who think their opinions are more important than animals and people.”

They later said:

“Anyone who would not dine at our restaurant because they’re could possibly be a naked baby is not someone we would want to serve anyway. They are not about saving animals, they are about themselves.”

Their most hilarious self-defense came in a post in which the restaurant owners claimed “Buttholes are completely different” — different to what exactly, we’re not sure — and then suggested that a baby showing its butthole to dining customers isn’t “the biggest problem.” They actually suggested that diners remove the restaurant owner’s child from the table instead of sitting around and waiting for the child to fall from the table top.

Here’s the restaurant’s unbelievable self-defense:

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Soon, commenters on Facebook and Twitter began discussing the online drama using the hashtag #ButtholeGate. We’re not entirely sure what the hell happened next, but naming the original two-star reviewer might’ve run afoul of Facebook’s user agreement causing the page to get deleted.

The restaurant’s Yelp page has also been overrun with one-star reviews from people who have never even been to the restaurant, prompting the website to promise a page clean-up, removing the reviews by commenters who left reviews just to mock and express disgust.

Meanwhile some Twitter users are using the incident to highlight another Memphis vegan restaurant, Two Vegan Sistas, stating, “It does not allow kids to run around naked in their establishment. And it’s black-owned so there’s that.

Featured image by mel-nik via iStock