Costco has stopped shipping products under the Allspice Cheese brand owned by the Mayor of South Carolina, who called the Dark Life Problem and Antifa Movement a “terrorist organization.”
Brian Henry, the mayor of Pawleys Island and owner of Palmetto Cheese, told the Georgetown Times that the company’s products were “Deemed as a normal transaction,”
Henry told the New York Times: “We are still optimistic that Palmetto cheese will return to the market in the near future.”
When commented, a Costco representative declined to comment on the Palmetto Cheese brand.
The Georgetown Times posted a photo of a sign in the Costco store in Myrtle Beach, stating that the product was “discontinued and will not be reordered by Costco”, adding, These products have been removed from more than 120 Costco locations.
After Henry’s controversial Facebook post was published, Palmetto faced some consumer appeals for boycotts. Henry tied the protest movement to a pair of father and daughter killed in a driverless car accident in protest. . The victim was white, and the alleged killer was black.
The Georgetown Chapter of NAACP called Henry a “racist” and asked him to resign.
Since then, Henry deleted his position. According to the Myrtle Beach “Sun” report, he also publicly apologized.
He told reporters at a press conference earlier this month: “My comments are hurtful and insensitive.”
Henry also asked people to call for another boycott of Palmetto.
He said: “Please consider the hundreds of jobs that depend on the success of South Carolina,” he said.
According to the company’s website, Palmetto cheese is still sold in more than 9,100 stores in 44 U.S. states and Washington, DC.