Walmart Fires Employee Who Applauded Orlando Gunman: We Don’t Tolerate This Behavior

Walmart has fired a Marietta, Georgia man who tweeted his support for the shooting at an Orlando LGBT nightclub that left 49 and another 53 injured.

Twitter user @IWillTryLater tweeted out “Y’all see a Gay club shooting as a horrible tragedy. I see it as someone doing Community Service.” “someone doing community service,” on Sunday afternoon.


A quick thinking Twitter user took a screenshot of the tweet and brought it to the attention of Walmart, his employer.

By Monday evening, Walmart had tweeted back informing him that the employee had been terminated. Walmart writes: “We don’t tolerate this kind of behavior.He no longer works for Walmart. Our hearts go out to all affected by the Orlando tragedy.”

The former employee has since deleted his original tweet and replaced his cover photo with one showing himself in a Walmart uniform making an obscene gesture, according to The Georgia Voice.

*Equality Florida, Florida’s largest organization dedicated to securing justice for Florida’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community, has set up a GoFundMe page to help raise funds for the victims and families of the horrific shooting at Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub. Please donate if you are able. Click here for more information.