Metro Detroit business owners' remarks on protests under scrutiny

Posted at 11:32 PM, Jun 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-08 23:32:23-04

(WXYZ) — Tonight business owners and popular CEO’s are under the microscope for controversial posts to social media accounts. But how will their posts and response to issues happening around the U.S. and world affect their businesses.

Some say if you are a business owner, CEO you need to be very careful what you send out into the world because it will have an effect on you your business and potentially your employees

In a time when people are marching and protesting for change, social equality and justice some business owners have taken to social media in a negative way

Recently, the CEO of CrossFit responded to a tweet by the institute for health metrics and evaluation on there statement about the Black Lives Matter movement and why racism is a public health issue. CrossFit CEO responded with "Floyd-19" a reference to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

The owner of Hot Taco Detroit and Town Pump, Sean Harrington, taking to social media referring to COVID-19 as a "bad flu" that "kills the weak," and "the governor and the rest of the hypocrite politicians are all marching around (not social distancing) on what must’ve been billed as celebrity day."

In another post Harrington mentioned slave catching classes and how to catch runaway slaves 101.