Shuford’s Responds to Backlash
RED BANK, Tenn. (WDEF)- One local business received backlash this week after they say they were falsely accused of making a political statement with the back the blue rally.
Owners of Shuford’s Smokehouse say organizers of today’s Back the Blue contacted them to order food for the event.
Shuford’s says they accepted the job because they believed it was another opportunity to offer their catering services.
Once it was publicly known they took the job , the business says they have been harassed and threatened on social media.
“It was not donated . It was not a reflection of our opinions -our political views” said Co-owner Madison Davis.
“It was literally just a business transaction and I think that’s where the misunderstanding comes in. We’ve never discriminated on what jobs we take. If someone comes to us with money wanting to buy food, we’re not going to turn away money because we are a business and that’s what we’re trying to run.”
Shuford’s says they cancelled the order because of threats to burn down their business.