BETHESDA, Ohio — An Ohio business owner is under fire after community members said a sign he placed outside his shop is racist.
“My sign states: ‘White lives matter, who else will pay for welfare?’ That is a question, not a statement,” the owner of Mike’s Tire in Bethesda told CNN. “It doesn’t have a question mark at the end because I don’t have one to put there.”
“I’ve worked all my life. I’ve paid into it, and it’s a lot of people around here that have done the same,” Mike, whose last name was not provided, said.
Others say Mike’s sign is misleading and will confuse people who see it.