Liberty recants tweet critical of Gold Star widow
Swiftly rebuking the author of a tweet deemed as exceptionally offensive, the Chicago-based Liberty Advisor Group recently revised its Twitter feed after a now-former staffer tweeted a statement perceived as wholly out of place.
“[An] employee sent out an offensive and inappropriate tweet regarding the Gold Star family that was being rightly honored before Congress and the nation,” the company said in a tweet, referring to the unnamed poster’s comments following President Donald Trump’s recent speech broadcast through the media. “The personal views of this employee do not represent Liberty and we vigorously disavow them.”
The firm stated that the individual’s remarks were inconsistent with the company’s values and its esteem for armed services personnel, adding that whether or not the language was intentionally framed as malicious, the writer’s comments were “unacceptable.”
“[The] individual who issued the tweet is no longer affiliated with Liberty,” officials said in a recent update via Twitter. The comment is no longer visible in the feed.
The company conveyed heartfelt condolences to Carryn Owens, widow of slain Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens, who inadvertently became the symbol for Gold Star families who alleged that Trump may have exploited her grief for his gains.
Liberty reiterated its utmost respect for members of the military, saying “Liberty’s culture places a high value on the men and women of America's military who fight to defend us and our families. We honor them.”
Moreover, the firm went a step further to extend an olive branch to all armed forces personnel — including Liberty employees who have themselves served the country.
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