‘Black Lives Matter’ Written on Box of Donuts for Cop Sparks Outrage
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We have seen “Black Lives Matter” written down and shared before, but the similar situation has now sparked massive outrage.
In Smyrna, GA, a Krispy Kreme box of donuts purchased by a police officer on Wednesday, January 11, displayed the words, which have become the rallying cry for those seeking accountability in what they see as unjustified killings of African Americans at the hands of police, and quite the commotion ensued between the department, the corporation, and a pro-police blog.
“As a company, we value both our customers and employees and respect all viewpoints,” said Krispy Kreme spokeswoman Sarah Roof. “[This] experience did not live up to these high standards we set for ourselves.”
The corporation investigated and took action quickly after the story got out and apparently apologized and met with the police department to discuss the matter.
Roof said they intend on using this opportunity to “train the staff at all of our U.S. shops to reinforce mutual respect between employees and customers.”
Louis Defense, spokesman for the Smyrna Police Department, said in a statement, “While it is clear this behavior was egregious in nature, Krispy Kreme did take responsibility for the incident.”
However, pro-police blog Blue Lives Matter told Your Daily Dish, “This incident happened solely because the officer was there in uniform. The incident wasn’t targeted at the customer, the incident was targeted at law enforcement.”
The organization was not content, saying they appreciate the apology but what happened was “extremely disrespectful to law enforcement” and their response “sucked” because they didn’t “publicly voice support for law enforcement.”
“Unfortunately, they appear too afraid of offending the anti-police crowd to do so, or maybe they don’t actually support law enforcement,” they wrote.
Blue Lives Matter told Your Daily Dish that Krispy Kreme should have addressed exactly what occurred and verbally show appreciation for law enforcement.
“It’s awful that Krispy Kreme considers it bad PR to show support for people who put their lives on the line to protect us,” they noted. “We aren’t calling for a boycott, but a lot of people will remember this next time they want to get doughnuts.”