TVs at electronic retailers may provide customers with a bit of entertainment while they shop, but the images on the screens at one Best Buy had a customer far from amused.
Gloria Berg was shopping for TVs with her son and grandchildren at a Best Buy in Greenville, South Carolina when a pornographic image of a man and woman suddenly appeared on screen, local News Channel 7 reports. The image remained on the screen for several minutes until it was removed by a manager who claims that the store's wifi had been hacked, allowing the offending image to be uploaded.
"They, like, brush it off like it's...who cares?" Berg told News Channel 7. "Nobody cares. It's pornography. And we are getting adjusted to that kind of mentality. That's why we are losing our morals."
Pornography in the workplace and the public space has become an increasingly divisive. The issue gained particular attention in 2010 when a report came out revealing that at least 31 employees at the Securities and Exchange Commission, a federal agency tasked with regulating the securities industry, had spent hours viewing pornographic websites at work around the time of the 2008 financial crisis, raising concerns about employee negligence.
Still, such instances remain fairly common. Seventy percent of porn viewed on the Internet occurs between the usual work hours of 9am and 5pm.
But work isn't the only place where Americans are encountering porn. Some may be finding it on the screens of their public libraries. Despite banning activities such as sleeping, eating and being barefoot, the Seattle Public Library will not prohibit patrons from viewing pornographic material on the library's computers, according to SeattlePI.com. Residents have filed several complaints against the library on the grounds that the adult material is often seen by children. The library maintains that filtering out such content for adults would be a violation of free speech.
New York city adopted a similar policy last year.
This comically tragic story was the first of its kind at the restaurant, whose slogan ‘Taste Worth Dying for’ might need to be rethought after the man was taken out of the eatery by paramedics. Thankfully, he survived.
The infamous American eatery unapologetically serves up calorie-rich and fat-laden food. The burger in question costs £7 ($11.10) and contains a 1.5 pound beef burger served with several slices of processed cheese and the option of 15 slices of bacon for an extra £1. 76 ($2.77).
Shockingly, this isn’t even the unhealthiest item on the menu. The Quadruple Bypass Burger features two pounds of meat, processed cheese and 20 bacon slices for an extra £2.35 ($3.69). Other items on the menu include the butterfat milkshakes, ‘flatliner’ chips fried in pure lard, non-filtered cigarettes and ‘Fat Bastard’ brand wine.
The staff members at the Heart Attack Grill are given fake medical names to tie in with the theme of the restaurant
‘Nurse’ Bridgett, who was working at the restaurant when the incident occurred, told Fox5 News: "He was having the sweats and shaking.”
The owner of the restaurant, ‘Doctor’ Jon Basso, was shocked by the incident."I actually felt horrible for the gentleman because the tourists were taking photos of him as if it were some type of stunt. Even with our own morbid sense of humour, we would never pull a stunt like that," Bosso said. "He was sweating, suffering. Anyone with an ounce of compassion would've felt for him."
The man’s name is being kept private but he is recovering from the heart attack.
This incident might be a wake-up call to an establishment that lets diners over 25 stone eat for free and that features a sign at the door stating that the offered dining fare is a health risk.
Maybe they were just being proactive?
Do think this theme restaurant is funny, or an affront to good health?