A man who has spoken out against President-elect Donald Trump on social media posted a story in which he declined to help a woman whose car was stuck in the snow because she had a Trump bumper sticker.
Troy Brown, who said that he doesn’t support “Trump supporters, trafficking, or murderers,” posted the story to Facebook, before attempting to profit from the viral incident with merchandise, Heat Street reports.
Brown reportedly saw the woman’s car stuck in snow in a ditch by the side of the road after a large blizzard hit Ohio. He posted an image of the vehicle on social media, captioning the photo, “I was going to help her but she has a #Trump sticker on her car. #CallYoPresident.”
Brown frequently posts about politics on social media, including posts about Black Lives Matter.
Brown decided to capitalize on the viral post about the Trump supporter by creating merchandise with the image, including T-shirts and hoodies. Brown said that the clothes would be “shipped before Christmas” for those who wanted to order them.
Commenters on Brown’s post debated whether he had gone too far by refusing to help the Trump supporter.
“That’s a great attitude to have towards your fellow human being,” said one user. “What if they were hurt?”
“[Shaking my damn head] at everyone condemning Troy for not helping a complete stranger,” said another, defending Brown. “All you read was ‘didn’t help a Trump supporter’ and everyone lost their damn minds.”
“That’s sad,” said a third commenter. “I pray & hope when you or a family member is ever in need they won’t be judged by the color of their skin or who they did or didn’t vote for.”
Sources: Heat Street