Katie Richter went to the inauguration of President Donald Trump.
She took photos and memorabilia from the inauguration into a frame shop, Suitable For Framing, an Aspen, Colorado business.
But as she told the clerk what she wanted framed, there was a problem.
From Biz Pac Review:
As she was looking down at the mementos, she asked the clerk for her recommendations. The clerk told Richter that she couldn’t help her.
When she asked, “Is it because of my political affiliation?” Richter was told yes.
“I was a little befuddled,” Richter Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends.”
Richter said that as she left the shop, she gave the clerk a parting shot.
“I respect your freedom of speech but am happy my vote canceled yours out.”
After the story went viral, the company claimed that they told Richter that they couldn’t frame a picture because it had a crease in it.
But Richter says that isn’t what happened.
The explanation wasn’t washing with some Facebook readers, according to Biz Pac Review.
“I hope that your narrow-minded attitude towards the Trump voter causes your business to fail.” wrote Kenneth Quinn. “You do have the right o serve who ever you want but the public also has the right to boycott your business.”
Political opinion isn’t a legally “protected class,” such as race or sexual orientation.
But not being respectful of it can still cost you business, as many promised on Facebook to boycott the store.