Hours after the massacre at Sandy Hook elementary school unfolded, an Austin business owner took to his personal Facebook page to express his feelings.
Now, Eddie Nimibutr is facing a growing backlash and speaking out about the post.
On Friday Nimibutr wrote, in part, “I’m failing to give a damn about the CT shooting. I don’t care if a bunch of white kids got killed. When kids from minority groups get shot nobody cares.” The rest had a fair amount of expletives and was not appropriate for us to publish.
If you can stomach Gawker, they’ve got a screenshot of the comments (which were pretty obnoxious, in that special Keep Austin Weird [Using A Rigid Definition Of Acceptably ‘Weird’] sort of way); RL Reeves noted that the shop is trying to clumsily distance itself from the comments of its owner. I expect that the guy will quietly go out of business in the next week or so.
Moral of the story? Don’t say stupid stuff on the Internet unless you mean to. If you don’t want to own it, don’t say it.