Store's window display featuring canned parrot stirs controversy

Store's Window Display Featuring Canned Parrot Stirs Controversy

Terrific Street, a store in San Francisco's North Beach area, isn't open yet but has nonetheless managed to cause quite a bit of controversy.

Their window display featuring mock cans of parrot meat, intended to give people a sneak peak at the cool stuff to come, has been met with disdain.

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Many who've commented negatively on the display say they are aware installation is intended as art, they just believe the piece is insensitive and poorly thought out.

One person told the San Francisco Chronicle, "I understand what it's supposed to be, but I think it's just little-boy humor."

Brady Baltezore, who is among the store's 6 owners, said he's surprised by the reaction and would like to move beyond the controversy.

He told a local news outlet, Hoodline, "We wouldn't harm parrots. We love parrots ... In this era, there's a little too much emphasis on what people's reaction is to art, rather than enjoying it on its own merits."

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