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Walmart fires employee who called Orlando shooting “community service”

Walmart took swift action after an employee praised massacre in LGBT nightclub

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“Y’all see a Gay club shooting as a horrible tragedy. I see it as someone doing Community Service.”

–Twitter user @IWillTryLater, tweeting on Sunday after 49 people were killed and another 53 injured in a mass shooting at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando.

Other users took screenshots of the offending tweet and the user’s profile page, which said he came from Marietta Georgia. The user could be seen wearing a Walmart t-shirt in photos he’d tweeted, prompting some to tweet Walmart’s corporate account asking for them to take action.

“We don’t tolerate this kind of behavior,” Walmart Newsroom tweeted. “He no longer works for Walmart. Our hearts go out to all affected by the Orlando tragedy.”

After @IWillTryLater apparently deleted his account, another user has taken it over and turned it into a memorial for Orlando victims.

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