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P.E.I. pub pulls Trudeau’s pictures after a shower of hate-filled comments 

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Key takeaways: 

  • ‘That could harm our business, which is rather disappointing.’ 
  • Jared Murphy, co-owner and C.E.O. of Lone Oak Brewing Company, spoke with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a visit to Lone Oak’s Charlottetown pub the previous week. 
  • This is one of the images posted on Lone Oak’s social media handles.

A P.E.I. pub has pulled images of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from its social media handles after getting a shower of hate-filled comments and phone calls.

During a brief visit to the Island last week, Trudeau had lunch at Lone Oak’s Charlottetown bar.

While at the pub, owners, team, and customers had their pictures taken with the prime minister. The pub later posted those images on its social media accounts.

Jared Murphy, co-owner and C.E.O. of Lone Oak Brewing business, said they were thrilled to host the prime minister at the pub, which just opened for business in mid-May.

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A P.E.I. pub has pulled images of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from its social media handles after getting a shower of hate-filled comments and phone calls

We had thousands of comments

Three of P.E.I.’s four Liberal M.P.s, including Charlottetown MP Sean Casey, Malpeque MP Heath MacDonald, and Cardigan MP Lawrence MacAulay, were also at the bar and appeared in several of the pictures with the prime minister. 

“So within a few hours, we had thousands of words, we were getting hundreds of personal messages, we are now getting phone rings to the brewery, and all of these comments are quite harmful, offensive, there is a lot of filth being used, sexualizing our crew,” Murphy stated in an interview outside the pub.

“To see a bunch of people, who have never even seen our establishment, who are taking a political perspective, making dangers against our brewery, to say that they are going to bring us down, that they are going to wait till we announce bankruptcy till they finish with us, that was hard for our staff to see,” he said. 

In addition to the social media mentions, private messages, and phone calls, pictures of Lone Oak’s three owners have appeared on a national website calling out perceived Trudeau supporters.

Source – CBC News

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