Monday, September 10, 2012

Yelp Reviewers Try To Crush Obama-Hugging Pizza Shop Owner

Posted By on Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 5:36 PM

So it turns out that being seen hugging and lifting a Democratic president can be bad news for small business owners — particularly if they personally identify as Republicans.

Scott Van Duzer, the owner of Big Apple Pizza in Fort Pierce, Florida, exuberantly hugged (and lifted) President Barack Obama this weekend during a campaign visit, and became an internet sensation because of it.

Unfortunately for Van Duzer and Big Apple Pizza, he didn't consider the backlash of angry Yelpers that accuse him of betraying his politics.

One Yelper wrote:

I will not eat from traitor's hands and I'll never take food from man who DIDN'T BUILD his business.

Calling a person a traitor to a political party by deciding to vote for the person whose policies he finds most acceptable just doesn't work. It's akin to calling someone a traitor because, though they generally prefer to wear shorts, they've chosen to wear pants because they've decided that wearing shorts on that particular occasion would be infantile and, depending how rainy it is, possibly get his socks wet.

He owns a business. He creates jobs. And, unfortunately, he may lose those jobs after the business bump he's been getting, as it seems spiteful folks tend to have the longest memories.

[Huffington Post]

Tags: , , , , , ,

Comments (13)

Showing 1-13 of 13

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-13 of 13

Add a comment

Staff Pick

The Fine Art of Printmaking

A group show of 15 artist, showing intaglio, relief, and monotype prints. The artists reception is July… More

@ Contreras Gallery Sat., July 2, 6-9 p.m. and Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through July 30 110 E. Sixth St.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. Cosplay Confidential: Check Out These Outfits from Phoenix Comicon (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. American Babylon: Interview with Michael Nelson, President of NAACP Cleveland (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Take 10 Minutes to Enjoy Jon Stewart's Visit to the Late Show (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Best of TucsonĀ® Voting Ends Next Week: 1,603 of You Haven't Finished Your Ballots (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Sounds From Day One of the Republican National Convention (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2016 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation