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Buffalo restaurant posts, deletes sexually explicit image depicting Gov. Cuomo and a cartoon tiger

Posted at 4:08 PM, Feb 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-07 16:08:44-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A Buffalo restaurant owner is not apologizing after posting and since deleting an Instagram post of a menu showing a sexually explicit image depicting New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and a cartoon tiger.

A screenshot of the Instagram post appeared on Twitter from Buffalo News Food, condemning Roost on Niagara Street for the Instagram post.

Roost's owner Martin Danilowicz spoke with 7 Eyewitness News over the phone, and explained why he posted the photo in the first place saying, "The post meant nothing, I thought it was a joke. Anyone asserting that I'm homophobic is ludicrous, the reason we posted it was because we felt like we didn't get our fair share like other several other restaurants."

Danilowicz added, "I have hundreds of gay friends, and none of them took issue with what I posted."

When asked about why he deleted the post, Danilowicz said, "I got concerned about [news] stations coming to the restaurant, and taking photos, and I thought it was best to take it down."

Danilowicz says he isn't apologizing for the post saying, "Cuomo was kind of sticking it to me for a year and this is how we felt."

"To have anyone think I'm homophobic or that I'm inciting rape, is extremely unfair," Danilowicz said.