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Controversy Over Risque Mural Generates Heated Feedback

A new mural at Cheeks Sports Bar in Trenton has created a huge reaction from Facebook users and Trenton Patch readers, and we give you the results from the mural poll.

Controversy Over Risque Mural Generates Heated Feedback Controversy Over Risque Mural Generates Heated Feedback

The image of in Trenton has created a storm of controversy, causing scores of people to voice their opinions of the new mural on Facebook and Trenton Patch.

A poll was taken at the time the story was published and the results may surprise you. Nearly 100 people have taken the "Yes" or "No" poll so far.

The question we asked readers was this: Do you find the mural depicting two partially nude women outside Cheeks Sports Bar and Grill offensive?

  • 61% answered Yes
  • 39% answered No

The topic has generated passionate responses on the Trenton Patch Facebook page with some people demanding the mural be removed and others saying it is no worse than what they "see on mudflaps every day."

Here are some of the opinions expressed by Facebook users:

Tracey Feeback-King: Very disgusting

Kyle Adkins: I live on that street and it doesn't bother me at all. Turn your head neighbors its nothing.

Darlene Munoz: ‎Cheap and tacky comes to mind.

Ryan Looney: Looks about classy enough for Downriver.

Julie Kennedy Carpenter: Oh no, that has GOT to go! This is Trenton, NOT Detroit! Where is the mayor and City Council at????

Chris Kwall: Oh please. You can see worse than that walking down the street. Go find something really important to do.

Brooke Anderson: It's completely inappropriate.

Janet Naylor Vandenabeele: It is tacky, but not too different from what I see on mudflaps every day.

Diana Galletti Russell: It is in a neighborhood with a park near by. Those of us with children don't find it very appropriate.

Lisa Mini Sawyer: It's absolutely trashy and inappropriate. Almost makes it look like a strip joint!

Mandy Roberts Trombly: It takes a LOT to offend me, and I find this offensive. I've been in Cheeks and I've never felt so unwelcome in all my life (probably because I don't look like those silhouettes). And why would anyone want that "mural" on their bar? I mean...it just screams "trashy dive" to me.

Gene Laforet: Wow I didn't realize that people that live in Trenton were better than (everybody) else that lives or grew up in a different city. I am not saying that you can't be opposed to certain establishments but actually listen to the words as you read them. It (makes) me not want to house hunt in Trenton.

Kristen Davis: Doesn't signage have to be approved for businesses through the city? If not it should be! I can only hope that there is enough noise about it for Trenton to make them paint over it.

Jackie Christiani Spaulding: All the kids on the bus were trying to imitate the mural!!! Its bad enough that I have to tell friends to "turn right at cheeks" to get to my house, now they have to see this. I feel that Trenton used to have a bit of class and charm, now we are become just as tacky and rundown as the rest. Very sad!

Corinne Cotner-Mullins: This is very sad. I left Lincoln Park just over a year ago because of trash like this and Trenton seemed to be one of the only places left that didn't have these *Establishments* and yet......

Mary Abraham-Garcia: What can we do to see about having these places (cleaned) up??

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