UPDATE: The Kansas City SoT cocktail bar has issued a second apology to Jackson Mahomes, addressing that, “Out of all the ways this situation could have been handled, we did it the wrong way.”
According to TMZ, the bar stated that “Social media can be used in so many different ways, & yesterday our team used it to personally attack and question the character of someone we do not know personally.”
“We want everyone to know that we acknowledge our shortcomings in this situation,” the bar continued, “and even though we failed to meet our own–and we’re sure many of our follower’s–expectations with our social media presence yesterday, we promise to do better.”
Jackson Mahomes, the younger brother of NFL Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, has reportedly been feuding with a local Kansas City bar after writing bad reviews of the establishment because they couldn’t sit his massive party on short notice.
Arriving at the SoT cocktail bar earlier this week, Mahomes was turned down as the venue could not seat his large group due to lack of space. The famous QB’s brother, who has roughly 996,300 followers on TikTok, then berated employees and put the bar “on blast” on social media.
According to a message posted on SoT’s Facebook page, the bar offered a very shady “apology” to Jackson Mahomes, citing that they were, “sorry that we set boundaries that you tried to ignore.”
Seeing Mahomes’ TikTok video shouting out their bar, SoT decided to clear the air and commented on Facebook: “Often times, people with un-earned status and a sense of entitlement think they are above the rules and will lash out at the employee enforcing them.”
“We are sorry we could not seat your very large group,” they wrote, “as you probably saw, our bar is very small.”
The SoT cocktail bar went on to accuse Jackson Mahomes of using his “reach” to try and “crush a small business” instead of using his position for something positive.
They also mentioned that he could reached out to them if he had a problem before turning to social media, and sarcastically apologized that they were not “fortunate enough to be born into a much more talented and much more famous family.”
“If we did have that much luck,” SoT continued, “we would use our influence in more responsible ways… We survived a global pandemic, we’ll survive your ego.”
Jackson Mahomes has yet to respond to the Facebook note posted by SoT about his actions at the bar and on social media.
Turns out this wasn’t the first time that the TikTok influencer angered fans with his content. In September, the famous QB’s brother poured water on Ravens fans who were taunting him after a loss, later writing on Twitter that “they were thirsty.”
The TikTok influencer and University of Missouri-Kansas City marketing student also angered fans after he posted a video dancing on late NFL star Sean Taylor’s memorial the same day his number was being retired by the team. The former WFT safety was tragically killed in a robbery attempt in his home at the age of 24.
Jackson Mahomes later apologized, saying that it was “accidental” and that “we were directed to stand in that area and I meant absolutely no disrespect to him or his family.”
The 21-year-old surprisingly received support from Kansas City mayor Quinton Lucas, who commented, “Leave Jackson Mahomes alone.”
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The young TikTok influencer has wrote about hate he’s received for his actions before, stating that “all of the hate that I receive really affects me… I honestly really struggle with it and am trying to stay strong, but it’s become too much.”
As SoT cocktail bar wrote in their Facebook post, maybe it’s time to accept the blame from some of his actions as the catalyst for the Internet hate he receives.
His brother Patrick has become a big part of the sports world for Kansas City, even purchasing part-ownership in the Royals baseball team. The Chiefs are also leading their division currently with a 9-4 record and a six-game winning streak.
In July 2020 he also signed an unprecedented, record-setting deal for $500 million to continue to play for the Chiefs franchise over the next decade, health willing, ensuring his status as a sports hero for the city. Patrick Mahomes was both a Super Bowl champion in 2020 and the Super Bowl MVP.