Originally reported by WFTS, the excerpt is from a report by Fox News:
Ryan Koch of Des Moines started the Change.org petition [six] days ago and it already has over 13,000 signatures.
“I say all of us European Americans start protesting C****er Barrel,” Koch writes in the petition opening. “It uses an offensive slur and it is deeply offensive and mocks our long and proud heritage.”
Koch wrote that he started the petition to address “media reports of various groups and organizations constantly wanting to change things throughout the country because they claim they are offended,” reports WFTS.
Koch goes on to offer an alternative restaurant name—“Caucasian Barrel” because “white people should have something to be offended by, too!”
Koch reiterated that he started the petition “strictly for satirical and comedic purposes.”
While this petition may have been created for “satirical and comedic purposes,” other examples aren’t taken so lightheartedly.