Monday, August 3, 2009
News Talk Online August 3, 2009: Kiosk Owner Tossed From Mall For Selling Anti-Obama T-Shirts
Loren Spivack, who owns a kiosk in a North Carolina shopping mall is being tossed out for violating his lease because he sells t-shirts and bumper stickers that have anti-Obama sayings on them.
Spivack acknowledges that the lease permits Simon Property Group, owner of the Concord Mall, may prohibit the sale of any items it, at its sole discretion, finds offensive. But Spivack, who will be a guest on today's News Talk Online on Paltalk.com at 5 PM New York time, says there is a double standard at the mall.
He notes that the management wanted him to stop selling three bumper stickers and one t-shirt with the following slogans:
Obama wins: They celebrate in Iran. Do you get it yet?
Al Qaeda’s two favorite days: 9/11/01 & 11/4/08
Obama: Change Al Qaeda Can Believe In!
No to Osama, Obama and Chelsea’s Mama!
But at the same time, he says, other shopkeepers are permitted to keep items on the shelves with slogans such as:
I Eat Pussy Like a Fat Kid Eats Cake
I Love My Daddy Even Though He’s an Asshole
Don’t Just Use Me For My Big Dick
Spivack believes he is being silenced because of his politics.