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ORLANDO, Fla. -- A local bar's attempt to be funny has domestic violence advocates furious.

Over the weekend Casey's on Central in downtown Orlando had the following written on its chalkboard sign: I like my beer like I like my violence, domestic.

Casey's on Central often tries to use humor to bring in cash, but the phrase on the sign Saturday night had some scratching their heads.

"I think that's a little bit in bad taste domestic violence I don't think is anything you should joke about," said one resident.

"This is something all of us need to stand up and be outraged about," said Carol Wick with Harbor House.

Wick runs Harbor House, an organization which helps thousands of domestic violence survivors.

Their new report shows the number of people seeking shelter is up 50 percent, along with injunctions for protection.

"There are things you can joke about. That's not one of those things. Especially when you have the problem we have here in this community," said Wick.

A community that has been rocked by recent murders reportedly linked to domestic violence.

Last week, a mother was shot in the head, allegedly by her husband, killing her and her unborn child.

Earlier this month, a 26-year-old mother was allegedly killed by an ex-boyfriend.

And police are still looking for the remains of Yessenia Suarez and her two children.

Wiping away tears, the owner of Casey's, Kelly Ekas, is remorseful, saying the sign was made by an ex-employee who was hired for the night.

Ekas didn't find out until the next morning and apologized after the photo was posted to the bar's Instagram account.

"I take full responsibility. It's embarrassing that I don't know what's being put on the chalkboard outside my business because clearly that wasn't funny," Ekas told WESH 2's Matt Grant.

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