A pet store manager has been fired after allegedly threatening to hit breastfeeding mothers and their babies.
A post on Carly Clark’s Facebook page read:
“The next female that tries to whip her b00b out to breastfeed in front of my kids will get a black eye, move that baby bc [because] I’ll p*nch it too.”
When parents from Spartanburg, South Carolina saw the post, they immediately sent the screenshots of her post to Petsense store in Gaffney, where Carly was a manager.
An online statement has since been issued by Petsense, claiming that they don’t ‘condone violence such as was recently posted by a Petsense employee’, and that it did not represent the views of their business.
The company later stated that the individual was no longer a Petsense employee, and they apologized to anyone affected by the comments.
The post that was posted by Carly on Facebook read: “I’m not sorry.”
Breastfeeding mothers are planning to protest in the store on Friday by staging a ‘nurse-in’, and they called out Petsense to fire the worker.
Apparently, the store’s page was flooded with messages from angry people that they disabled the Petsense Gaffney Facebook page entirely for a period of 24 hours.
Angry mothers who saw the post took screenshots and shared them with the hashtag #boycottpetsense.
Petsense’s Gaffney store at first apologized to anyone that felt offended by their employee. Their post read:
“We absolutely would never condone violence such as was recently posted by a Petsense employee.
These are her individual views and do not reflect the views of Petsense or its employees.”
However, in a later post, the store declared that Carly Clark no longer worked for them.
“This individual is no longer employed by Petsense and on behalf of the entire Petsense family we sincerely apologize to those who have been affected by this matter.”