Famous Southern Beach Bar On Alabama-Florida Line Fires Back At ‘Floribama Shore’
Certainly when it comes to reality TV shows.
The MTV show called “Floribama Shore” has nothing to do with the famous Southern beach bar that Flora-Bama, which is on the Florida-Bama border (and hosts the annual Mullet Toss each spring).
And the bar is fighting back. It has issued this statement claiming it has nothing to do with the show and does not like it using the bar’s name. Here is the full statement:
“For 53 years THE Flora-Bama has been slinging drinks, tossing mullets, entertaining people from around the world, and hosting live music. Hunkered down smack in the middle of the Florida/Alabama state line, THE Flora-Bama has survived a fire, several hurricanes, bad economies, and the worst oil spill in our nation’s history.
“Yet, we’ve recently learned that MTV and Viacom are using our name and reputation to promote their latest “reality” series, after approaching us in 2013 about the same. We’ve asked them to stop. They’ve refused. As made clear by the CMT documentary that Viacom aired on THE Flora-Bama in 2014 to millions, there is only ONE Flora-Bama.
Maybe they will listen to you…. Show your support for our beloved Flora-Bama and concern for this new show by using #ONLYONEFLORABAMA and send an email to:
Viacom President & CEO – Bob Bakish
MTV President – Chris McCarthy
Located at this address – www.viacom.com/pages/contact.aspx
The Flora-Bama Lounge and Package is an oyster bar, beach bar and Gulf Coast cultural landmark, touted as being America’s “Last Great Roadhouse.” It has been entertaining visitors and locals since 1964.
It features 365 days of live music from top regional and national acts as well as home of the world famous “Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast’s Greatest Beach Party.”