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Costco Reportedly Pulls Palmetto Cheese After Founder Calls Black Lives Matter A ‘Terror Organization’


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. 25 saying he was “sickened by the senseless killings in Georgetown.”

Screenshots of his now-deleted post circulated on social media and called on shoppers to #BoycottPalmetto.

“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.”

A Costco representative said they had no comment at the time when USA TODAY reached out Tuesday. Henry didn’t immediately respond to USA TODAY’s request for comment Tuesday.

Henry told The Post and Courier, also known as the Georgetown News, that Costco rotates the product in an out during the course of the year.

“They will occasionally add and drop products as a matter of normal business,” Henry told the paper. “We remain optimi… (Read more)

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