In case you missed the story in today’s Daily Journal, Sir Antony’s Bakery is closed and will not reopen, its former owner says.
Excerpts from the story:
The former owner of Sir Antony’s Bakery said he fully supported the recent boycott and closure of his old business, which was being run by his stepson.
Antony Jacobs, who owned Sir Antony’s from 1996 to 1999 before selling the business, reopened the store in October 2012.
But the store is now closed for good, in large part due to a boycott that began on Facebook shortly after a bank robbery in Tupelo on Dec. 23 that resulted in two Tupelo police officers being shot, one fatally.
Nathan Bullard, Jacobs’ stepson, wrote on WTVA’s Facebook page, “The police been gunning down innocent people for years. … You’re more likely to be killed by the police, than by a terrorist, in this country. So, it’s only tragic when one of the terrorists themselves, is gunned down? I don’t get it …”
Jacobs and his wife, Betty Bullard – Nathan’s mother – initially were unaware of the controversy since they no longer had direct ties to the business.
“It was disgusting, it was vindictive, it was uncalled for,” Jacobs said of his stepson’s comments. “The police serve and protect us and we have all the respect in the world for them. We would never do or say anything like this.
“He wrote these things, and we were ashamed.”