The owner of a gay bar in Atlanta, Georgia is under scrutiny after a series of racist Facebook posts he reportedly made in recent years re-surfaced.
The posts were made by Palmer Marsh, the owner of Atlanta’s Burkhart’s Pub, reports New Now Next.
“If the South had won, we would be a hell of a lot better off,” one post from August 2015 read.
“Obviously Vladimir Putin thinks that Barack Obama is a stupid n**ger,” he wrote in another of the posts which were shared by Facebook user Tyler Lindsay. “He might just be right.”
After Marsh’s posts went viral, Buckhart’s general manager Don Hunnewell said he contemplated quitting.
“Yesterday it took everything I had to soldier on and not terminate my employment agreement,” Hunnewell told the Georgia Voice. “As general manager, my first obligation is to maintain and care for the hard-working staff who have dedicated many years to serving a huge loyal customer base… these 50 plus souls often live tip jar to tip jar.”
He noted that the Marshes are retired “and have had no active participation in the operations” of the bar.