A cupcake company is facing backlash on social media from those upset over one tweet that appeared to support the NFL protests during the national anthem.
What did they say?
The tweet was a simple cupcake arrangement that spelt "take a knee," with a football decoration.
https://t.co/jPtdmosg9G— Sprinkles Cupcakes (@Sprinkles Cupcakes) 1506287453.0
The tweet was in apparent reference to those NFL players who protested during the national anthem to speak out against what they perceive as racial disparity in law enforcement.
How did people respond?
While the tweet received some support, with more than 1,000 retweets and 8,000 "favorites" from their more than 150,00 followers, others were offended at their support of what was seen by some as anti-police and anti-American movement.
Your disrespect towards the USA & the servicemen/women who fight to protect your freedoms, has lost my business.
— Andrea Golin (@GolinAndrea) September 25, 2017
DISGUSTING!!! If u think taking a knee during our National Anthem is good u need ur head examined...#crazy liberal
— Sharon Henry, LMT (@slhenry1232) September 26, 2017
You have no idea how much business you've just lost. You're done.
— J. Ryan C. (@JRyan1790) September 25, 2017
enjoy saying goodbye to my $. You opted to put your 2 cents in, now you can watch my $ leave. Enjoy it.
— @jahollahan (@jahollahan) September 25, 2017
— Tommy (@tommyfart) September 25, 2017
But others supported the company for their advocacy.
The protests that began with former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick caught fire on Sunday when President Donald Trump criticized anyone protesting and used an expletive for emphasis. Every single team in the NFL had some kind of response to the comments, with most allowing players to sit or take a knee, and just a few standing in unison.