CINCINNATI (AP) — The owner of a popular Cincinnati restaurant has apologized after being criticized by transgender advocates for naming its hot dog of the day the “Bruce Jenner 2.0.”
Dan Wright, who owns the gourmet hot dog restaurant Senate, apologized in a Facebook post Monday. He calls the hot dog name choice “highly insensitive” and says the restaurant strongly supports the LGBT community.
The restaurant promoted the special Bruce Jenner hot dog hours before the Friday night ABC broadcast of a Diane Sawyer interview in which the Olympic star said he is making a gender transition.
Transgender activists in Cincinnati said the hot dog’s name was insensitive and called the owners “transphobic.”
The Senate says it is donating proceeds to a Cincinnati group that helps transgender people.