Warren banquet hall owner apologizes for sharing racist post on social media

Owner says he 'should have read it more thoroughly'

WARREN, Mich. – “I just picked an inappropriate post to share and it wasn’t intended to harm anybody,” said Gary A. DeCarlo with DeCarlo’s Banquet and Convention Center.

Gary DeCarlo, the owner of DeCarlo’s Banquet and Convention Center is talking about his latest post, he posted on his Facebook page.

It said, “Black Lives Matter. The entire country is sick of your s***, sick of the lawlessness, sick of the riots, sick of the threats and demands.

The only thing you’ve managed to accomplish in all of this is to live up to the ghetto stereotypes. Congratulations”.

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“I should have read it more thoroughly before I shared it and I made a mistake and I take fully responsibility for it,” said DeCarlo.

DeCarlo talked to Local 4′s Larry Spruill on the phone, Wednesday for about 15 minutes. He said that post doesn’t represent him or his beliefs. He just made a terrible mistake, “It’s an error on my part and it’s a shame that it upset so many people and certainly wasn’t my intent.”

Larry: What was your intent for sharing that post?

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