The Bayou WeHo Opens to an Anti-Semitic Slur

Graham Northwood, co-owner and manager of The Bayou WeHo, opened the New Orleans-themed restaurant and bar this afternoon to find an anti-Semitic message on the front door.

“Hitler was RIGHT,” read the message, followed by an apparent (and inaccurate) representation of the Star of David and an odd letter that could be interpreted to mean the “F word.” Ironically, the message was on a sign that read “Equality isn’t a movement. It’s the norm,” which called out the Bayou’s embrace of West Hollywood’s gay community.

Northwood told WEHOville that he was searching for white paint to remove the scurrilous graffiti, which he said was very offensive.

The Bayou, which is at 8939 Santa Monica Boulevard between Hilldale and Robertson in the city’s Boystown nightlife district, opened on Halloween night in 2012. It is owned by Northwood and Matt Chase. Northwood has been quoted as describing it as a “New Orleans-themed dive bar that is much more of a house party atmosphere.”

The sign, he agreed, wasn’t a great way to enter the New Year.

‘Truthfully, we never use social media. It’s stupid. Just come in here in-person and get drunk,’ says The Bayou on its website.

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Cy Husain
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A pathetic message left by a fascist loser in remorse that their cause is once again proving to be a complete failure and, their only recourse is to publicly display their ignorance. Let’s thank Congress and our Representative Adam Schiff for impeaching tho root of the problem. 😁 You can make a difference as many already have by getting involved with REFUSE FASCISM in the Los Angeles area and reclaim our Democracy Now!

Scott sigman
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Scott sigman

Ignorance is a problem Hitler was right -antiemetic , antigay, and more. Hitler only white Aryan population. He would kill gay people. Jews. Blacks. Jews wore a yellow star. Gay people wore a pink star. Amsterdam has a memorial for Gay people right behind ANNE Frank’s house. The star is for Satan. 5 points in a circle. Hundreds of symbols are used by white supremacist. Look at ADL website and see all the symbols.

JF1
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JF1

Just another jerk with a crayon

Ronit merimsky
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Ronit merimsky

Don’t be ignorant it is hate against us sad to see it in our love for all city west Hollywood

Ham
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Ham

seems like people are looking for outrage these days.

Josh Kurpies
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Josh Kurpies

I feel like this story is incomplete. Was there a report filed with the Sheriff’s station? If so, did they provide any comment? Have there been similar reports in the neighborhood or around town?

Henry (Hank) Scott
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Apparently not. The co-owner was alerted to the graffiti by WEHOville, which was alerted by a reader. (When the co-owner opened the doors from the inside they swung to the side making the graffiti not visible to him. He rushed to remove it.) Haven’t been told of any reports to the Sheriff’s Station of this or similar incidents.

Raphael
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Raphael

That isn’t, in and of itself, an anti-Semitic slur. Let’s not create news for panic’s sake.

Randy
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Randy

We should be panicking if anyone is to say “Hitler was right,” whether they got the star correct, or not. We should all be disturbed that there are people out there who think “Hitler was right.” We all know what that means, and what that stands for.

Quest
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Quest

Is it really anti-semitic? That looks like a regular star.

Star of David never has just 5 points does it?

Hitler was anti-gay as well as anti-semitic.

Rudy Frias
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Rudy Frias

How can we dont have 4 or 6 undercover officers to address those punks

Gool
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Gool

That’s not a Star of David. That’s a pentagram.

Long Time Resident
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Long Time Resident

Looks to me like the Anarchy symbol