Black Bear Diner promoting Vegas locations after mass shooting
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) —
The Black Bear Diner posted a picture of their mascot standing in front of the iconic Las Vegas sign with the caption, "Did you know we have three Las Vegas locations? It may be about time for a trip to Vegas."
This post was made on the Bakersfield Black Bear Facebook page and at least a dozen others less than 24 hours after the worst mass shooting in modern American history occurred in Las Vegas.
When Eyewitness News contacted the Bakersfield restaurant a manager said the social media account is controlled by corporate.
After looking into it we found many other locations all over the region with the exact same post.
Many voiced their opinion of the post being distasteful as the nation recovers a mass shooting which left at least 59 dead and more than 500 injured.
"This is disrespectful and wrong on so many levels. Thanks for making Bakersfield look bad more than it already does," commented one person.
"No longer a follower. This post is in extremely poor timing. Very insensitive," commented another.
We've reached out to the corporate office and have yet to hear back.