MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A popular Minnesota candy store took some heat for putting up a sign that some thought was offensive towards Black Lives Matter.
Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store, located near Jordan on Highway 169, put up a sign that read, “Join the Movement.” Below it read, “#caramelapplesmatter.”READ MORE: Police: Teenager Shot Multiple Times Following Argument In Brooklyn Park; No Arrests Made Yet
The store took heat on its Facebook page with some people accusing them of being distasteful and racist.
But workers say that was never their intent, and they never meant to offend anyone.READ MORE: 'The Most Consequential Case In Modern Minnesota History': Derek Chauvin To Be Sentenced Friday For The Murder Of George Floyd
“If any offense was taken, and clearly there was, you know, we want to get beyond that and we apologize for it,” owner Robert Wagner said. “I could stand here and make all kinds of excuses, but at the end of the day it was a mistake.”
Wagner says the sign was up for about 40 hours, and was then removed.MORE NEWS: Police Respond To Overnight Unrest In Uptown
Members of Black Lives Matter say they have no comment.