Store Manager Reportedly Fired For Blasting Shopper As ‘Faggot’

A manager at a home improvement supply store in Colorado has reportedly been sacked after firing off a homophobic insult at a gay customer.

James Shawlin visited Floor and Decor in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, on Friday, in search of materials he and his husband had planned to use to complete a fireplace in their home, local NBC affiliate 9 News reports. Shawlin, who was with his 4-year-old son, Oliver, at the time, said an angry manager confronted him after an employee had given him permission to search through some boxes to ensure that the stone slabs he’d planned to purchase didn’t have any defects.  

“You could tell he was not in a good mood,” the 44-year-old told the news station. “I was a little firm with him, and I just told him, ‘Hey, you know, my husband and I spend a lot of money here. We’ve been using you guys for 10 years.’”

Shawlin said that wasn’t enough for the manager, who responded, “Oh, that explains it now. The faggot that voted for Hillary [Clinton].” Another customer joined in the transgression after overhearing the exchange, proclaiming, “What are these faggots going to do to this child?” as Shawlin fled the store.  

Shawlin, who left the store in tears after the alleged incident, posted his take on the events on Floor and Decor’s official Facebook page, as well as his own.  

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