Founder of #WalkAway campaign reportedly discriminated against by leftists at camera store

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On Thursday, Brandon Straka, the New York hairdresser who started the anti-Democrat Party #WalkAway campaign, said he was abused and discriminated against at a camera store.

“I’m shaking right now. I just went into a camera store to buy a camera and a light and mic, etc. and they recognized me from tv. I was refused service because they said it was for “alt right” purposes. That literally just happened,” he tweeted.

In another message, he added: “What happened to me today will NOT slow me down or deter me in any way. We will prevail.”

The Gateway Pundit’s Cristina Laila said she reached out to Straka but did not receive an immediate response.

Reaction on Twitter was pretty much what one might expect:

Good point.  Straka, by the way, happens to be gay.  One can’t help but notice the hypocrisy of the left in this confrontation.

Straka spoke out about the incident with Big League Politics.

“This is a specialty shop,” he said. “They have a section for cameras, a section for lighting, and a section for microphones. I finished with every section except the microphones, and when I went up there, another customer recognized me from Tucker [Carlson Tonight]”

Peter D’Abrosca added:

Straka said that the other customer was excited to meet him, pulled up the clip of Straka on the popular cable news show, and asked for a picture. He was excited to meet a fan.

“I was like, ‘cool,’ I made his day,” Straka said.

But then things turned nasty.

The employee in the microphone section who overheard the conversation refused to sell any equipment to Straka because it would be used for “alt-right purposes.” Straka asked that Big League Politics not name the employee.

Straka said that the employee was a fellow gay man, and that when he tried to explain what #WalkAway was, the employee was not interested in having a conversation. Straka was directed to another employee at the store who completed the sale. Straka could not help but point out the irony. He is trying to help liberate the political left from closed-mindedness, and was bewildered that another gay man, supposedly a tolerant liberal, would not simply hear him out.

“I want to stress that the service of everyone else in the store was professional and courteous,” Straka added. “It was just this one employee who treated me poorly.”

Here’s Straka’s interview with Carlson:


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