Costco has stopped carrying products from a pimento cheese brand owned by Pawleys Island, South Carolina, Mayor Brian Henry, who called out on Facebook the Black Lives Matter and Antifa movements as “terror organizations.”
Henry, mayor of Pawleys Island and owner of Palmetto Cheese, told the Georgetown Times that the company’s products were being pulled “as a matter of normal business” and that the wholesale retailer rotates items in and out regularly, Fox News reported.
“We remain optimistic that Palmetto Cheese will be back on the shelves in the not-too-distant future,” Henry — who has since deleted and apologized for his Facebook posts — told the Times.
Palmetto faced calls for a boycott from some consumers following Henry’s controversial Facebook post, where he tied the protest movements to the unrelated fatal shooting of a father and daughter following an auto crash. The victims were white, while the accused killer is Black.
Palmetto Cheese is still sold at more than 9,100 stores in 44 states and D.C., according to the company’s website.
Nevertheless, the Georgetown chapter of the NAACP called Henry’s post “racist” and called for his resignation.
When reached for comment, a Costco representative declined to comment on the Palmetto Cheese brand, Fox News reported.