Downtown Omaha Signal Sparks Controversy
A sign in front of Gulliver’s World Goods caused anger on social media.
On the sign was a drawing of a homeless man that said “Don’t feed the wildlife”.
The sign has been removed and replaced with a sign apologizing for any violations and stating that the sign does not reflect the feelings of Gulliver’s management.
The owner, who refused to give his last name in an interview with WOWT 6 News, said he had employed homeless people and was homeless himself for a while.
Gulliver posted two statements on his Facebook page: “We are shocked and devastated by the extremely bad decision an employee made yesterday. This was brought to our attention this morning and we must address this cruelty towards humanity . “
WE DO NOT SUPPORT OR SUPPORT THIS BEHAVIOR. Disciplinary action has been taken and we are overwhelmingly disappointed with this grave misjudgment.
We are a family business that does not tolerate hatred and we strive to support the local people in every possible way. We apologize for the HORRIFIC message displayed yesterday and the employee was fired.
Please know that we are indignant with you. This action does not reflect our values. “
“We are still very angry about what was in front of our stores and the signs were removed. Action has been taken and this again does NOT reflect our values or beliefs.
Activism is strong in our Omaha community and we want to be part of the positive conversation by using this awareness to shed light on the helping homeless community. If you’ve posted, sent or shared us, join us in finding ways we can help our homeless people.
Our team develops brainstorming methods to implement positive changes. We take full responsibility for this situation. We hope to have the opportunity to show our true character and make positive changes in Omaha.
Please send us a DM to participate in our FB account. “
(Photo by WOWT 6 News)