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US Costco reportedly drops Palmetto Cheese over BLM controversy

01:31  24 september  2020
01:31  24 september  2020 Source:   cbsnews.com

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Costco has reportedly removed Palmetto Cheese from store shelves after the owner of the pimento cheese brand called Black Lives Matter a "terror organization." Brian Henry, the founder of Palmetto Cheese and mayor of Pawleys Island, South Carolina, made a public Facebook post on Aug.

Costco pulls popular Palmetto Cheese from 120 stores after dairy company founder slammed BLM as 'a terror organization'. Costco removed the pimento cheese brand nearly a month after company founder Brian Henry's controversial comments. Henry, who is also mayor of Pawleys Island, South

Costco has reportedly stopped selling Palmetto Cheese after the owner of the pimento cheese brand called Black Lives Matter a "terror organization."

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The warehouse club pulled Palmetto Cheese, which had been sold in more than 120 of its stores, after Brian Henry, the founder of Palmetto Cheese and mayor of Pawleys Island, South Carolina, drew criticism for writing in a Facebook post on August 25 that he was "sickened by the senseless killings in Georgetown," according to news reports.

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Costco has halted sales of Palmetto Cheese , a popular brand of pimento cheese spread that had been offered in over 120 of its stores, after the "This BLM and Antifa movement must be treated like the terror organizations that they are," Henry said in an August 25 Facebook post that has since been

Palmetto Cheese faced calls for a boycott following the controversial Facebook post. The Georgetown Times published a photo of a sign in the Myrtle Beach Costco store stating that the products were “discontinued and will not be re-ordered by Costco ,” adding that the products were

Screenshots of Henry's post, which has since been deleted, made the rounds on social media and prompted calls for a boycott of Palmetto Cheese. The controversial Facebook post followed the deaths of two white people in Georgetown, South Carolina, in August, with a Black man accused of killing them in a dispute over a car crash, according to a local news station.

"2 innocent people murdered. Not 2 thugs or people wanted on multiple warrants. 2 white people defenselessly gunned down by a black man," Henry wrote. "So why do we stand by and allow BLM to lawlessly destroy great American cities and threaten their citizens on a daily basis ... This BLM and Antifa movement must be treated like the terror organizations they are."

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After a controversial social media statement made by the owner of a popular cheese brand, Costco has abruptly removed the brand's product from its stores. And it looks like Costco has paid close attention to the public outcry, because the chain has reportedly removed Palmetto 's popular pimento

Palmetto Cheese owner Brian Henry, who is also the mayor of the South Carolina town of Pawleys Island, told the Georgetown Times that his company’s products were no longer being “We remain optimistic that Palmetto Cheese will be back on the shelves in the not-too-distant future,” Henry said.

Costco and Henry did not immediately return requests for comment.

A sign posted at a store in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, indicated that Palmetto Cheese had been pulled from Costco's shelves, according to a local news report.

The Palmetto Cheese website, www.pimentocheese.com, describes the product as the top-selling pimento cheese in the country and as being sold at more than 9,100 stores in 44 states and Washington, D.C.

At a press conference earlier this month, Henry reportedly apologized for his comments, calling them "hurtful and insensitive." He also urged those calling for a boycott of his company's product to consider the hundreds of jobs that depend on its success.

The Georgetown chapter of the NAACP has called for Henry's resignation.

After Henry's Facebook post became public, his company's use of a Black woman on its Palmetto Cheese packaging also drew criticism, according to the Raleigh News & Observer. The woman pictured is Vertrella Brown, a former cook at the Henry family's Sea View Inn on Pawleys Island, according to the newspaper, which added that Henry's company planned to redesign the packaging and that a new label would be on store shelves by the end of next month.

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