Pawleys Island, SC – Costco has pulled Palmetto Cheese off its shelves after the owner of the cheese company called Black Lives Matter and antifa “terror organizations.”
The Georgetown Times published a picture that showed a sign in the Myrtle Beach Costco that said the cheese was “discontinued and will not be re-ordered by Costco.”
The sign also said the item was being removed from more than 120 additional Costco stores.
Pawleys Island Mayor Brian Henry, who owns the Palmetto Cheese company, set off a firestorm of criticism after he posted a message to Facebook in August that tied recent Black Lives Matter protests to the murder of a 21-year-old new homeowner and her stepfather who were gunned down in her front yard after a minor fender bender led to extreme road rage, FOX News reported.
“I am sickened by the senseless killings in Georgetown last night,” Henry posted on Facebook in August, according to the Georgetown Times.
“2 innocent people murdered. Not 2 thugs or people wanted on multiple warrants. 2 white people defenselessly gunned down by a black man,” the since-deleted post continued. “Tell me, where is the outrage? When and where will we begin rioting and burning down businesses in Georgetown. Answer is simple, it won’t happen. Because we live in a civil society, and it won’t change what happened.”
“The victims’ families and friends will mourn and undoubtedly feel anger and confusion. Can’t imagine their pain. So why do we stand by and allow BLM to lawlessly destroy great American cities and threaten their citizens on a daily basis? Should they have a carte blanche license to pillage and destroy? Why?” Henry asked.
“This has gone on too long,” the mayor Pawleys Island declared on Facebook. “Rise up America. This BLM and Antifa movement must be treated like the terror organizations that they are. Law and order, protection of liberty, and the right of peaceful enjoyment. If we don’t have that, we no longer have a country.”
“My wife cried last night when she read about these murders. I’m sure their family is devastated. This did not have to happen,” Henry’s Facebook post continued. “Does the senseless murder of these people not matter as much because it doesn’t fit the media narrative. You are damn right their lives matter. And we should all be outraged and engaged to demand action and stem the tide of lawless fringe.”
“We can’t stay silent anymore. All lives matter. There I said it. So am I racist now?” the mayor asked. “I think not. How about the POS who just gunned down 3 defenseless white people? You be the judge. We need Law and Order. Now!”
Henry later apologized for the Facebook post and deleted it, but not before the woke liberal mob had decided to cancel him and his popular cheese spread, FOX News reported.
“My comments were hurtful and insensitive,” he told reporters at a press conference on Sept. 3.
The mayor also asked people to reconsider their boycott of Palmetto Cheese, FOX News reported.
“Please consider the hundreds of South Carolina jobs that depend on its success,” he said.
Henry told the Georgetown Times that Palmetto Cheese was removed from Costco shelves as part of normal business operations and said that Costco rotates items on a regular basis.
“We remain optimistic that Palmetto Cheese will be back on the shelves in the not-too-distant future,” the company’s owner said.
Costco has not released a formal statement regarding the matter.
The Georgetown Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has called for the mayor’s resignation, FOX News reported.
Palmetto Cheese is still sold at more than 9,100 stores in 44 states and the Washington, DC.