Shopper Wearing ‘Controversial’ Pro-Life T-Shirt Asked Not To Return By Supermarket Security

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A woman wearing a personal protective mask entered a grocery store, quietly purchased her groceries and goods without issue, but was asked not to return. What gives?

According to BizPac Review, the woman was asked not to return due to the “controversial” t-shirt she was wearing.

It read, “Women’s Rights Begin In The Womb,” and a security officer at the supermarket instructed her not to return wearing it again.

Luckily for the internet, that woman was a reporter: Elisha Krauss of The Daily Wire.

Here’s how she told the story, via her Twitter:

[I] was just asked by the security guy at the @gelsonsmarkets on Van Nuys to “next time don’t enter the market wearing a shirt that’s controversial” and I asked why. He said he didn’t want to be responsible for a fight and I said, “you’re not responsible for what happens to me, I am.” He said, “just don’t wear such a controversial shirt next time.” I said no one seemed bothered and no one commented. He waved me off. No one commented. I socially distanced. I wore a mask. I had [a] Lysol wipe in my hand.

Check it out:

BizPac Review reports pro-life organization Live Action followed up with Krauss’ testimony by reaching out to the grocery store, Gelson’s Markets, for comment.

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The store responded to the incident issuing an apologetic statement. The store also said the guard had been reassigned elsewhere.

“We would like to sincerely apologize to Ms. Krauss for the completely inappropriate comment made to her by the third-party security guard at the Sherman Oaks location,” the store said per the report.

It continued: “The guard in question was immediately replaced and the guard company was contacted to ensure that the guard in question is never assigned to work at any Gelson’s locations ever again. Gelson’s hires guards to guarantee the safety of its customers and to ensure that COVID19 rules and restrictions such as the wearing of masks and social distancing are adhered to.”