‘No F***ing Cops’: Atlanta Gym Owner Bans Police and Military From Joining — Claiming They Make His Largely Minority Membership Uncomfortable
Associated Press, Daily Mail, August 9, 2017
An Atlanta gym owner banned police officers and military members from working out at his facility because they make the largely minority membership uncomfortable.
Jim Chambers put up a sign on the door of EAV Barbell Club that used an expletive to announce that police aren’t welcome there.
‘Do whatever the hell you want, correctly, execpt crossfit cultism. No f**king cops,’ the sign reads.
The sign drew attention after a military veteran became offended when he saw it outside the gym.
A photo of the sign was also posted to the gym’s Instagram with the caption: ‘We simplified our membership policy.’
Despite the backlash, Chambers says he still stands by the message it conveyed.
Chambers said he’s taken the sign down due to its vulgarity, but plans to replace it with a clean version.