Saturday, September 23, 2023

CEO Penzeys Spices: Rename MLK Day to ‘Republicans Are Racist Weekend’

'The racist label is one you will deservingly wear every day you stand with [the Republican Party] ... '

(Headline USA) The CEO of Penzeys Spices claimed that Martin Luther King Jr. Day should be renamed “Republicans Are Racist Weekend.”

In a newsletter sent to customers over the weekend, Bill Penzeys Jr. claimed Republicans deserved to be smeared as racists because they dream about killing black people.

“Remember how Republicans, going against a mountain of evidence to the contrary, once again lied and said BLM wasn’t a peaceful movement but instead terrorists inciting violence throughout the country and then raced out to buy a crapload of guns because maybe they were finally going to get their chance to shoot a Black person?” he wrote, according to Fox Business. “What a bunch of racists.”

Penzey went on to directly address his Republican customers, saying, “The racist label is one you will deservingly wear every day you stand with [the Republican Party]. Get used to it, or maybe instead, become a better person. The choice is yours. We will be here rooting for you to Choose Love.”

The rest of the newsletter praised the Black Lives Matter movement and advertised several BLM stickers available for purchase on the Penzey company’s website.

One customer who received the newsletter told Fox Business he was shocked by Penzey’s divisive and extreme rhetoric.

“I am not a Democrat or a Republican, having never registered for either party. I am, however, first and foremost a patriot and as such I recognize the difficult time our country is facing right now as various factions inside and out try to foment discord amongst us,” the customer said.

“The fact that any company feels they can make a such a patently absurd statement like this and not immediately be condemned by all is testament to how far things have deteriorated in this great country.”

Penzey has been an outspoken leftist for years, using his company’s platform to smear conservatives as bigots and push woke policies. The newsletter he sent out before MLK Day accused Republicans of being the “#1 threat to this country” and claimed they committed “the most racist act” by electing former president Donald Trump in 2016.

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