Duggan’s is being maliciously slandered and falsely accused of supporting white supremacy groups. A person (with his/her name and date deliberately crossed out) posted a picture on Duggan’s Facebook page that was taken several years ago (when we had carpeting on the second floor) of a few men in our establishment, one of which was wearing a shirt that said Proud Boys on it. UNTIL TODAY, WE DID NOT EVEN KNOW WHO THE PROUD BOYS ARE OR WHAT THEY REPRESENT. We are a restaurant not a political establishment. Duggan’s does not post any political signage or advertisements in our establishment. We do not ask our customers what their political beliefs are. DUGGAN’S DOES NOT SUPPORT OR CONDONE ANY HATE GROUPS. We welcome everyone from all ethnicities. To claim otherwise is a deliberate and vicious lie conceived to damage and hurt Duggan’s business. It is a shame that social media allows people to make false accusations, and it is a further shame that some people automatically believe the false accusations simply because they read them on social media.
Duggan’s in Royal Oak openly supports the proud boys as customers. The proud boys are an openly violent white supremacist group, they want people like me and other marginalized folks dead. If you claim to be an ally to black people, LGBTQ+ people, and others, DO NOT GO THERE pic.twitter.com/ZuUY6OfFn9— Hank (@Mountaingoat_69) October 1, 2020
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