Scroll To Top

Louisville Bar Again Under Fire


A Louisville, Ky., bar owner is under fire for the second time after allegedly hurling homophobic and racist comments at his patrons.

The alleged incident happened two weeks ago at Woody's Tavern, when owner David Norton was said to have chased his customers out of the bar, spewed a homophobic slur and names at them, and said to a group of African-Americans, "look at the color of their skin -- you know what's on the tip of my tongue."

Now, a group called the Fairness Campaign is urging Louisville residents to ditch Woody's by handing out fliers on Tuesday that warn of Norton's homophobia and racism. The bar has been closed since the incident, and it sounds like Norton has no plans of reopening.

Last year, Norton admitted to using slurs against minority patrons and publicly apologized in August. But Norton is saying the latest controversy is not based on facts. Norton tells WHAS11News, "[The Fairness Campaign] put me out of business. They campaigned until they put me out of business. I wasn't profane, racist, nasty, or anything else; I told them to get out. I am being abused and accused and that's not fair."

Advocate Magazine - KehlaniAdvocate Magazine - Gus Kenworthy

From our Sponsors

Most Popular

Latest Stories