'The Carter' is a Beyonce-and-Jay Z-Themed Restaurant

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Apparently there's place called 'The Carter' Sydney, Australia and it's a Beyonce and Jay Z themed restaurant and cocktail bar!

The Down Under destination opened in early 2017, and features design details like Beyoncé and Jay Z wall murals in the downstairs lounge and a golden Art-Deco-style lofty bar room. [Source]

There's no word on whether Beyonce and Jay Z know this place exists.  But keep reading to see where the controversy starts...

SNEAK PEEK - SOFT OPENING FROM THURSDAY #thecartersyd#sydneybar#cocktails#newbar

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BASEMENT AT THE CARTER- SOUL FOOD #thecartersyd #cocktails #beyonce #drunkinlove #sydney #art #handpainted #basementbar credit: @kaptured_by_kris

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I think it's a cool concept, but they might want to be careful.  Some of the pictures on The Carter's Instagram account are raising questions about cultural appropriation and racism.  

Here are a couple of examples:

End the week on a high! --- Obama Fried Chicken & Waffles served with watermelon and house hot sauce. Available today with a FREE Schooner of craft beer for only $16! --- Drop by today for our ALL-DAY 'Friday' Opening Special! --- The Carter - 16 O'Connell Street, Sydney --- #TheCarterSydney #foodporn #food #foodie #foodlover #foodgasm #nomnom #hungry #hangry #chickenandwaffles

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ALL YOU CAN EAT CHARCOAL CHICKEN! --- Drop by @TheCarterSydney today for our ALL-DAY 'Monday' Opening Special! --- Available from 11am till 10pm - $20 per person. --- The Carter: 16 O'Connell Street, Sydney . . . . #TheCarterSydney #foodporn #food #foodie #foodlover #foodgasm #nomnom #hungry #hangry

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And here are some of the drinks offered:

 Drinks have even been named after other pop culture icons, like the cognac "Obama Out," the vodka "Kimye," and the spiced rum "Snoop Lion."

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