If You Spread Hate, You Reap What You Sow
When a gay couple in Sandy Springs, Georgia contacted landscaper Stuart DiNenno about getting some work done in their yard, they did not expect the drivel of intolerance that would come out of his mouth with regard to their relationship.
According to Towleroad, the owner of Botanica Atlanta Landscape Designs turned down doing the job for couple because he considered their relationship to be “very perverse and foolish” and a “delusion”.
One of the guys took to the company’s Yelp Page to call out DiNenno on his homophobia, but DiNenno responded by actually confirming the claims and restating his distaste for gay people.
Since then, the company’s Yelp page has been hit with tons of negative feedback from people who are showing their support for the Sandy Springs couple. Folks have also shared screenshots of DiNenno’s racist remarks and bigotry on Facebook, an account that seems to have disappeared since the onslaught of bad press.
But DiNenno seems to be fueled by all the comments.
Just a couple of weeks ago Yelp announced that they would be incorporating a new feature into the app that shows which businesses are Open to All, meaning they serve people of all walks of life. I think it's safe to say that Botanica Atlanta won't be joining in on the campaign to welcome "everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion or disability."
Maybe the Fab 5 should pay DiNenno a visit in Season 3 of Queer Eye?