A Pro-Trump and racist coffee shop owner has received massive backlash from the public for making racially charged remarks.
For most Americans, a cup of coffee helps them start their day and head out into the world feeling energized, the Latest states. Unless of course, that cup of coffee comes from a coffee shop in Billings, Montana.
Larry Heafner, a Donald Trump supporter and owner of the Coffee Tavern, has come under fire after he made racially charged comments about hanging black “monkeys.”
The owner of a new downtown coffee shop, facing threats of a boycott over his hate-filled racist and sexist rants on Facebook, apologized Sunday, calling his comments “the biggest mistake I ever made in my life,” KTVQ reports.
“I completely apologize,” Larry Heafner said. “It was the dumbest thing I ever did. … I’m not going to sit and try to excuse my derogatory or negative comments, because it was ridiculous. I do want to say, I’m not racist by no means, and I’m not a woman hater.”
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Heafner, the racist coffee shop owner is the majority holder of the Coffee Tavern at 2828 Second Ave. N., which was supposed to open this week. In light of the rapidly growing controversy over his Facebook posts, he said, the opening date has been indefinitely postponed.
The whole thing started on Friday, when Billings resident Josh Schleining, reacting to the election of Donald Trump, posted a montage of Facebook posts, some from people in Billings, about being the target of racist comments or actions.
In the midst of those remarks, Schleining also posted a comment from Heafner’s Facebook page, based on a screenshot a friend sent to Schleining. In it, in reference to a video of a white man being beaten by a group of black people, Heafner said, “These f—— monkeys would be hanging if I saw this s—!” In a follow-up comment, he said, “You don’t see white people doing this s—!”
Someone else shared Schleining’s post, pegging Heafner, which led to an exchange of Facebook messages between Schleining and Heafner, who had known each other for years because of their mutual involvement in the local music scene.
At one point, Heafner posted a status update saying he’d been “under attack” by Schleining all day. “I wish this little punk mother f—– would come run his mouth to my face! But I’m sure that won’t happen because I would kick his p—- f—— ass!”
Friends of Schleining picked up on the dispute, went to Heafner’s Facebook page and started saving and posting screen shots of various other comments and shared posts that Heafner had put up.
Before last week’s election, the racist coffee shop owner shared an image of Trump in the White House, with a caption that read, “If Trump wins the election, it’ll be the first time in history that a billionaire moves into public housing vacated by a black family.”
In an earlier post about Hillary Clinton, he wrote, “She needs f—– with a bat! Right up her liberal f—— ass!”
Heafner posted this message the day before the election: “The Coffee Tavern will never recognize a murdering whore for president!! Don’t like it, keep the f*** out!! We don’t tolerate scum!!!,” Opposing Views reports.
The racist coffee shop owner deleted his Facebook page, but screenshots had already been taken and word spread on Facebook.
Despite his clearly racist comments, Heafner is confounded that people would call him a racist.
“I have a hard time buying that,” he told the Billings Gazette.
As a result of his comments, Heafner has been hit with threats of boycotts of his Coffee Tavern, which has had its opening date postponed.
His apologetic response indicates that he knew what he did was totally unacceptable. Moreover, he might just be showing remorse simply because he doesn’t want to ruin his business. Would he be this remorseful if he didn’t stand a chance of losing money? Moreover, racism isn’t fun so under no circumstance should people make such distasteful jokes about. Before saying nasty things about the others you should always think about yourself.