Group to acquire Detroit Popcorn Company after previous owner ousted due to racist post

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Posted at 2:07 PM, Jun 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-11 14:40:15-04

(WXYZ) — Minority-owned investment group Harris Financial Group intends to acquire Detroit Popcorn Company one week after the previous owner's social media post received backlash.

“This was a business idea that just ‘popped’ for us,” Managing Partner Ken Harris. “Millions of people, myself included, absolutely love popcorn and associate it with some of the best times of our lives –from going on a date to the movies on a Saturday night and pulling your kids in the wagon at the zoo to cheering on your favorite team at sporting events – popcorn is part of it.”

Continued Harris, “We’re very much looking forward to personally introducing ourselves to every employee and connecting with its diverse community in an inclusive way that brings inspiration and joy to those we encounter.”

Former owner Evan Singer made a post on social media that said, “they wonder why they need knees in there (SIC) necks," shortly after the death of George Floyd sparked protests across the country.

Singer said it was not meant to be a reference to Floyd.

The post received backlash and caused the Detroit Zoo and Rock Ventures to cut ties with the company.

Afterwards, the Detroit Popcorn Company said that Singer is no longer affiliated with or employed by them.