Liberals are not going to like this very much…
Amid all the controversy over disturbed comedian Kathy Griffin posting a photo of herself holding what appeared to be the severed head of President Donald Trump, a Nashville country store has upped the ante.
A scrolling digital sign outside the Lewis Country Store displayed a message that read: “$50,000 reward for Kathy Griffin’s head delivered,” according to the Knoxville News Sentinel.
Tennessee station offers reward for Kathy Griffin's head https://t.co/mTYRifTspf
— knoxnews (@knoxnews) June 3, 2017
Seems a passerby who wished to remain anonymous snapped a photo of the sign on Friday, questioning the legality of the message.
“I know this seems like a bad joke, but is this legal?” the man wrote in an email to The Tennessean. “I’m not sure if this is covered by free speech.”
The gas station has a history of displaying controversial messages — one example being “#Trump that b****” displayed in October 2016 — which prompted Shell Oil to cut ties with the establishment, the News Sentinel reported.
But the decidedly pro-Donald Trump business is unapologetic, as seen in a post shared Saturday on its Facebook page:
Of course, you don’t have to be a liberal to know that while the business owner surely means no real harm to Griffin, the implied message is over the top and it’s not entirely out of the question that some whack job might want to take him up on the offer.
Here’s a quick sampling of the reactions on Twitter:
Two wrongs don’t make a right. Both are in poor taste.
— Dana Berry (@momofigsb) June 3, 2017
By stating you want her head, you’re saying her saying she wanted someone’s head was ok, negating your need for her head. #paradox
— Snake Person (@Serpent_Person) June 3, 2017
— Conni Tuggle (@ConniTuggle) June 3, 2017
If we agree on nothing else, surely we agree to be country of *grace* not violence. One-ups-manship, escalation…Enough, enough, enough!
— Mischa Grey (@MischaGrey11) June 3, 2017
This is just wrong too, as wrong as what she did. Both are wrong. https://t.co/p3ZXcvAZfD
— RayneNGrace†🇺🇸 (@RayneNGrace) June 3, 2017
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