Washington state cafe owner's post about messy kids draws backlash

CREATED Aug 7, 2013

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(KTNV) -- Kids can be messy. It is a fact of life. But a cafe in Washington state is regretting a picture that its owner posted on Facebook after kids made a mess in her restaurant.

The picture's caption read: "Like to take this time to thank our customers with small children who don't make a mess. A couple of ladies came in today and this is the mess their children made."

The picture has sparked much debate on Facebook and other websites.

Some feel that the post was uncalled for.

But, other people say that parents are to blame and they should take responsibility for their children in public.

Lorraine "Rainy" MacDuff, owner of the restaurant, says that she has been threatened. At first, she refused to remove the post. But now, she has done so and apologized to her customers.

McDuff owns the Rainy Days Caffe in Lake Stevens.