Liberal man loses job for calling Gatlinburg fire victims ‘toothless, pond scum’ Trump supporters

Liberal man loses job for calling Gatlinburg fire victims ‘toothless, pond scum’ Trump supporters

Have we become such pathetic wimps that words will NOW hurt us? Move over sticks and stones…

A young man from Alabama has called out residents of Gatlinburg as “mouth-breathing, toothless, Trump-suckin’ pond scum,” after last week’s deadly wildfires that have caused massive damage. That comment online has now cost him his job and has also made him public enemy number one in the eyes of online commentators, who are now pointing to him as the cause of the fire…

Social media is the worst.

On Nov. 29th, Coleman Bonner of Chilton County wrote out a post on his personal Facebook page in regards to the wildfires in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevier County, Tennessee.

In a real scumbag way, Bonner writes:

“Funny story. I was recently in Gatlinburg. Had a terrible time. I felt the place was a cesspool of consumerism and a bastion of the worst aspect of southern culture. Turns out a wildfire just burned most of the town to the ground. Good riddance, Gatlinburg. And good luck you mouth-breathing, toothless, diabetic, cousin-humpin,’ mountain-dew chugging, moon-pie-munchin,’ pall-mall smoking,’, Trump-suckin’ pond scum. (Chuckles and smiles like the smarmy liberal elitist I am.)”


Unfortunately for this poor idiot, that post would cost him dearly. Bonner’s employer, Express Oil Change and Tire Engineers, began receiving messages from folks who didn’t enjoy his text.

Express Oil Change said after “fully and thoroughly” looking into the situation, Coleman is no longer employed with the Birmingham-based company.

In a written statement, the company explained it’s move.

“We are absolutely disgusted at what was posted, and want to emphasize that a person of this character does not represent who we are as a company. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have been affected by the fires throughout the East Tennessee region, along with communities that were affected throughout the Southeast due to the recent drought.”

“We want to offer our sincerest apologies that remarks like this were made, and we were astonished at the lack of care Coleman expressed throughout his comments.”


Yes, the guy is a scumbag. But firing him for a Facebook comment? I just don’t know. It doesn’t sit right with me. Say what you really feel, without consequence, as long as you are not threatening harm, what’s the problem? I’d rather know who a person really is, then have he or she hide it for fear of retribution. But hey, private business. They’ll do as they see fit.

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