‘Sex Barbershop' sign causes stir in DC

A barbershop sign in the district is causing a ton of stir after a D.C. council member saw the sign and tweeted out a picture.

- A barbershop owner in D.C. can’t help but chuckle over the stir that his company's sign is receiving.

It all started when D.C. Councilmember Yvette Alexander saw the sign that read "Sex Barbershop" and tweeted out a picture of it.

The barbershop sign actually reads "Unisex Barbershop," but according to the Warren Easley, the owner of Mister Easley's Unisex Barbershop, the sign is broken and the lights are out on the "uni" portion of the sign.

Alexander says it's inappropriate for kids to see and wanted to bring attention to it. When she drove by, she tweeted out a picture of the sign and a message, asking D.C.'s regulatory agency to check it out. Alexander tells FOX 5 she didn't want kids to see the sign and wanted to make sure it was a legitimate business, but had no idea one tweet would cause such a stir.

Easley says not to worry – there is nothing dirty going on inside. He also says that he will make another effort to get the lights fixed even though last time he attempted to get them fixed a contractor left with his money.

The sign is already famous on social media -- if you type in #sexbarbershop in Instagram, there are many photos dating back as far as 2012.

After our story aired, a brand new company that does sign and lighting work volunteered to repair the sign. Workers for Yesco Sign and Lighting, on its first day of business, came out to the barbershop and fixed the sign on Friday. (Photos: Yesco Sign and Lighting)

This story first appeared in the Washington City Paper.

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