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Can you believe the famous "Obama hugger" is being boycotted?

Posted by on Sep. 12, 2012 at 3:08 PM
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Famous 'Obama Hugger' Slammed With Restaurant Boycott for 'Embracing' the President

Posted by Maressa Brown

obama bear hug scott van duzerThe photo of Big Apple Pizza and Pasta owner Scott Van Duzer sweeping President Obama right off his feet, AKA the bear hug heard 'round the world, may have been The Best Thing You've Seen All Week. How can you not smile when you hear how Obama dropped by the Ft. Pierce, Florida pizza joint, commented on Van Duzer's "big guns," and then got pulled into the biggest bear hug EVER?

Well, apparently, not only are some staunch conservatives not smiling, but some were so turned off by Van Duzer's affectionate embrace of the POTUS that they've called for a boycott of his pizza joint and have taken to posting nasty reviews for the restaurant on Yelp! What the ... What is wrong with people!?

Obama told The New York Times that Van Duzer's effort in promoting blood donations was part of the reason the campaign decided to visit his pizza shop. And this is how the guy gets repaid? Being boycotted for hanging out with the POTUS? Insane!

Van Duzer explained to Politico:

People are saying a lot of bad things and boycotting my restaurant. There’s no middle line anymore, and that’s exactly what’s wrong with our country right now.

So sad. I couldn't agree more. Even if the registered Republican hadn't gone public with his intention to vote for the Democrat in November, I'd bet he'd be boycotted by right-wingers who can't stand to see anyone support Obama. But let's get one thing straight ... Like it or not, Obama is the President! Even if Van Duzer was hell-bent on voting for Romney, there's absolutely nothing wrong with being respectful and even cheerful when the President of the United States walks through your door!

Van Duzer and President Obama's exchange wasn't polarizing by any means. Neither of them made it about party or politics. It was simply the POTUS recognizing a regular American for his good deeds and patronizing his small business. No matter what party you affiliate with, you shouldn't have a problem with that -- or with Van Duzer's pizza!

 

Do you think Van Duzer deserves to be boycotted?

by on Sep. 12, 2012 at 3:08 PM
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AmesCSki
by Amy on Sep. 12, 2012 at 3:21 PM
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He doesn't deserve to be boycotted. This is seriously unbelievable.
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ckroch
by Colleen on Sep. 12, 2012 at 3:59 PM
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Ditto

Quoting AmesCSki:

He doesn't deserve to be boycotted. This is seriously unbelievable.
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mom2jessnky
by on Sep. 12, 2012 at 5:10 PM
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Some people are such asshats.

Boycotting a restaurant over a hug? MAJOR Asshattery (yes that's a technical term).

jennient3
by Jennie on Sep. 12, 2012 at 7:20 PM
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Couldn't agree more

Quoting mom2jessnky:

Some people are such asshats.

Boycotting a restaurant over a hug? MAJOR Asshattery (yes that's a technical term).

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lasombrs
by Sara on Sep. 12, 2012 at 8:17 PM
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well this news story seems to have brought out people for him lol. His ft pierce store now has 472 glowing reviews on yelp while the other locations have like 3 :)

He definetly donest deserve to be boycotted and glad the public came to his defense online :P

lasombrs
by Sara on Sep. 12, 2012 at 8:19 PM
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policticans make up stuff all the time. we can make up words to describe their sad actions against this man :)

Major Asshattery it is then!

Quoting mom2jessnky:

Some people are such asshats.

Boycotting a restaurant over a hug? MAJOR Asshattery (yes that's a technical term).


granitegal
by Bronze Member on Sep. 13, 2012 at 9:34 AM

It's just crazy that people would boycott him.

granitegal
by Bronze Member on Sep. 13, 2012 at 9:35 AM
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Aww that's cool people are rallying around him!

Quoting lasombrs:

well this news story seems to have brought out people for him lol. His ft pierce store now has 472 glowing reviews on yelp while the other locations have like 3 :)

He definetly donest deserve to be boycotted and glad the public came to his defense online :P


Megan11587
by on Sep. 13, 2012 at 12:48 PM
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 I think its stupid to boycott for that reason, but as Americans we have the right to choose where we take our business.

Pooobaihr
by on Sep. 13, 2012 at 12:54 PM
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Quoting Megan11587:

 I think its stupid to boycott for that reason, but as Americans we have the right to choose where we take our business.

That would make sense, IF they weren't trying to get other people to follow in their footsteps.  If you don't want to eat there, for whatever reason, then don't.  But by spreading nonsense and trying to basically force the guy out of business.. No.. thats idiotic and no one's right. As long as the man isn't doing something malicious behind those doors, there is no reason what so ever to do that kind of thing to him.


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