According to reports, the owner of a popular popcorn maker in Michigan has been forced to sell his business following a storm on social media over his comments that seem to support police brutality.
Evan Singer was “no longer affiliated or employed” by the Detroit popcorn company following a deleted comment posted on a Facebook profile under the pseudonym Eve Sangria. Detroit Press reports.
The comment read, “They wonder why they need a knee to the neck.”
The newspaper reports that the company’s former owner, David Farber, is returning to power after selling to Singer 18 months ago.
“I was very sad and disappointed by what Mr. Singer wrote on Facebook,” Farber said in a news release. “I will not tolerate racism in any way … Mr. Singer insulted our community, customers and employees.”
Farber’s comment – which led to the loss of boycott calls and accounts – prompted him to “buy back” the company, which is closed because the 97-year-old business is in the sales job.
The Detroit Zoo and Quicken Loans ended their relationship with the company after Singer’s tenure, Free Press reports.
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Farber, who first bought the company in 2006 and restructured the business, told the newspaper that Singer was not in default and that he is now pursuing sales to black investors.
“This is my name, this is the company I built,” Farber said. “What he said, you can never say it.”
Detroit News reports that the Facebook account “Eve Sangria” has been linked to Singer.
The singer, for his part, admitted to commenting during an interview with WJBK.
“I said something I didn’t have, and now I’m sorry, but it’s not about race,” Singer said Told the station.
Singer made his remarks in response to an unidentified video that destroyed a target with George Floyd’s May 25 police detention in Minneapolis, which sparked protests against police brutality across the country.
“As a business owner, it was very sad to see that,” Singer said. “My wife and family are being threatened about a post by Facebook [do] That’s what they do with it. “