MT WASHINGTON, KY -- An item at
a Mount Washington hardware store is offending some customers, while others say
it is no big deal.
Jen Pellerin and Samantha Griffith
were stunned by a new product at their local hardware store.
there, and the guy said can I help you, and I said.....I was kind of speechless,"
The product is called the Obama
Bop, and has some customers ready to fight.
"It's a bruised face and
he looks like he's been beat up, and a big sign that says twenty dollars,"
explained Pellerin who said despitet views people should show respect, "If you
have different views than the president that is in office, it is the office of
the President of the United States, you have to show some respect."
The owner of Stouts Building
Center Kenneth Stout said the item is not a political statement, "It's just
a good comical item, and that's all it is, it doesn't pick one political
candidate over another."
When asked when he would
get Romney Bops, Stout replied, "They are not available,
they didn't make those."
Regardless of who is
right, both lost this bout. Pellerin said, "As a business owner you lose 50
percent of your base, as you lost me this morning."
Griffith agreed, "Before
this moment, I was being supportive of a local business, after this moment, I'm
basically voting with my dollars."
Stout said the items were
never meant to offend, "If we offended them we're sorry, we didn't intend to
offend anyone. It's a product to sell in
a retail store. I don't think there's an
apology necessary, because we are not taking sides on one political candidate
over another, it was the only one we could purchase and that's the one we