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.
— FKA Brandon. (@Tacky_Nerd) June 12, 2016
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.”
@Tacky_Nerd 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.
— Walmart Newsroom (@WalmartNewsroom) June 13, 2016
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.