Kava Bar Posts Transphobic, Anti-mask Messages on Instagram (Again)

A kava bar based in Lake Worth not only announced that it is banning face masks from its Florida and Arizona locations, but it again posted a transphobic message.

In response to the original face mask ban, the Kavasutra Kava Bar posted that that “Masks are for leftist losers, teachers unions are trash, women are born with ovaries, and we are doing slams at midnight tonight.”

On Tuesday, the company — which touts itself as a “welcoming and relaxed atmosphere,” posted on its corporate Instagram page that they were banning all school teachers who are opting out of in-person teaching by choice as well as banning face masks from their Florida and Arizona locations.

The post received mixed results, with some people applauding the company while others criticized them. The same day, they shared another post emphasizing their thoughts on masks, as well as transgender men. This also received mixed comments, including some calling them patriots who needed to be supported. Kavasutra posted again with the Yelp logo that they “strive to have a 1-star from all these fake leftist Silicon Valley losers.”

Kava is a drink made from an extract from a Polynesian plant, popular for its relaxing effects. Kava “slams” are akin to taking shots.

The Instagram pages for specific stores haven’t shared the posts. There are 12 stores in Florida, including Fort Lauderdale, Deerfield Beach, Delray Beach, Lake Worth and Jupiter, and one in Arizona. Because New York and Colorado have statewide mask mandates, they are unable to create the ban at those stores. 

“New York and Colorado are a bunch of pussy leftists so they can cover their mouths with a dirty cloth,” they wrote.

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