PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. (WBTW) — The owner of the Palmetto Cheese brand, who is also the mayor of Pawleys Island, apologized Thursday for a racially insensitive Facebook post and explained the branding of his product, which is the target of calls for a boycott.
When posting on Facebook about a man who was charged with shooting and killing two people after a traffic accident in Georgetown, Mayor Brian Henry wrote: “2 innocent people murdered. Not 2 thugs or people wanted on multiple warrants. 2 white people defenselessly gunned down by a black man. Tell me, where is the outrage? When and where will we begin rioting and burning down businesses in Georgetown.”
Henry also referred to the Black Lives Matter movement as a “terror” organization.
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