Scott Van Duzer, the Florida pizza shop owner who made journalists and celebrities swoon by lifting President Obama off the ground in a bear hug, said today that people were boycotting his business over the encounter, which happened just a day earlier.
Van Duzer told Politico on Monday, “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.”
If there is a coordinated effort to boycott Van Duzer’s business, it pales in comparison to the Left’s call for a boycott of Papa John’s Pizza after CEO John Schnatter said the chain would have to pass along the cost of Obamacare to customers. Opponents flooded Schnatter’s personal Twitter timeline with abuse, and lap dog CNN even fact-checked the price hike claim.
So, does the hug shown around the world really have conservatives upset?
If Van Duzer’s pizza shop succumbs to the feared “hug-in” boycott, perhaps a Chick-fil-A franchise — where politically motivated boycotts lead to record-setting revenues — would make for a good investment.
Update: In case you were thinking of having some Big Apple pizza to support small business, the Obama campaign itself has just released this “GIF of the day” which might make you lose your appetite. Still hungry?