Owner of Portland diner defends screaming at baby

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A Sunday morning Facebook post by Darla Neugebauer, owner of Marcy’s Diner in Portland, defending her actions after screaming at a baby in her restaurant for crying, went viral within hours.

The post, which garnered over 1000 shares, 1500 likes, and 4500 comments by Sunday night, has since been deleted, but not before triggering a torrent of both negative and positive reviews on the Marcy’s Diner Facebook page.

The negative reviews include comments such as:

“To yell at a 2yr old you should be ashamed. How dare you!” and “I wouldn’t go to this place if someone paid me to. Who yells at a baby?!”

Positive reviewers are saying things like:

“Def going to bring my well behaved children here when we go to Portland next!” and “Good food and Mainers that tell it like it is. One of the reasons I love my state so much.”

On Sunday afternoon, Neugebauer defended her actions to WCSH 6 news:

As of Monday morning, the WCSH video has over 14,000 likes, 15,000 shares, and 5,000 comments.

What do you think?

Chris Shorr

About Chris Shorr

Chris is a sixth generation Portlander who loves all things Maine. He has worked with mentally ill and marginalized adults at a Portland non-profit, on a lobster boat in Casco Bay, at several high-end Portland restaurants, and at a local meat packing plant. He also ran for Portland City Council in 2013, wrote a weekly column in the now defunct Portland Daily Sun, and currently writes a weekly column in The Portland Phoenix.