'Giant' Obama bear hugger becomes subject of 'Yelp' troll war

Last Updated: Tue, Sep 11, 2012 06:30 hrs

After a pizza shop owner greeted President Barack Obama with a giant bear hug in Florida, his shop has become a target on rate and review website Yelp.

Comments started being posted on the pizza shop's page on Yelp, sending Big Apple Pizza's overall rating in a tailspin.

According to CBS News, Big Apple Pizza's overall rating took a dive with new comments, with people awarding 1 star out of 5.

"Well.. I'd eat there but after seeing the owner grab our leftist President I felt compelled to disrespect his establishment as much as the President disrespects our constitution. Shame on you Scott Van Duzer for thumbing your nose at all the small business owners this President has disrespected for the last four years. I guess you DIDN'T BUILD IT!," Mike A, from California, who awarded 1 star, wrote.

"I hope you're prepared for many more Yelps like this!!! Maybe you weren't thinking, or maybe you are the only liberal pro Obama business owner, who knows, but you won't get mine or anyone else's business for your treachery," he added.

"Talk about committing business suicide. After picking up Obama, your books are gonna be in the red pretty soon. Not too smart," one commenter from Arizona wrote and gave one star (out of five) for the pizzas.

Yet the negative comments were quickly outnumbered by positive Yelp comments, also coming from far Florida, from people awarding five stars, and bringing the shop's overall rating back up

"Simply to balance out the idiots, like Mike A., who are reviewing a place because the owner was able to not hate someone that they did," Nathan C of Cambridge wrote and gave five stars.

"Congrats to one of the many small business owners in America! You help make up the backbone of this country. May you prosper for many years.

I am sorry Big Apple Pizza now has a politically-charged yelp, but woot! woot! for all the free publicity you have received!," Ann S., from Arizona wrote and gave 5 stars. (ANI)

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