A Manhattan camera store has apologized after the founder of the #WalkAway movement, which encourages Democrats to abandon the party, said he was denied service.
Brandon Straka said he had already spent a considerable amount of time picking out camera equipment at Adoramaon West 18th St. in Manhattan on July 5 when one of the salesmen refused to sell anything to him.
“‘I’m sorry I just don’t feel comfortable selling to you,’” he recalled the clerk as saying.
“It kind of took my breath away,” he said. “I said to him, ‘Listen, if you can’t sell to me, that’s fine, but, you know, person to person, I’d like to talk to you, because I don’t think you know what Walk Away is about. And he said, ‘Well, you know, I’m done. I’m not comfortable selling to you. You’re welcome to talk to someone else in the store but I’m not going to sell to you.’”
Mr. Straka said another salesman eventually stepped in and allowed him to finish his purchase.
Walking out of the store, he said: “I was shaking. I was hurt. I had this huge adrenaline rush. I felt embarrassed and I also felt nervous.
“At every station of the store, I’d given them my personal information. What if this kid decides to go into the computer and dox [to publish private information, as in a phone number or address] me?” he wondered. “I am not a guy who has a lot of money. I can’t have people going to my apartment and harassing me.”
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I’m shaking right now. I just went into a camera store to buy a camera and a light and mic, etc. and they recognized me from tv. I was refused service because they said it was for “alt right” purposes. That literally just happened.— Brandon Straka (The Unsilent Minority) (@usminority) July 5, 2018
Favor- PLZ do not retaliate against this camera shop. All of the other employees could not have been nicer. The reason I decided 2go forward w/ the story is because I hope 2open a conversation between me &gays on the left. I’m about EMPOWERING gay people. https://t.co/ICsiyXOXA5— Brandon Straka (The Unsilent Minority) (@usminority) July 6, 2018
"Ultimately ,particularly for minorities in America, racial minorities, LGBT people, I want them to become aware that the Democrats actually don’t support them.They are actually using them and they are actually manipulating their fears and concerns.. " - @usminority pic.twitter.com/KdRX3h09wZ— Jeanine Pirro (@JudgeJeanine) July 8, 2018