PetSmart staff refuse to remove pride flag after Kari Lake anti-LGBTQ supporter protests


A PetSmart store manager refused to remove an LGBTQ+ flag as a notorious vlogger filmed his confrontation with them.

Schmidt-Crockett told staff he was supporting “pedophilia and the sexualization of children” by displaying the flag, saying he was “very offended and would like it removed”. He also described it as “Satan’s rainbow”.

During the two-minute video, which has been viewed more than 2 million times, he was asked to leave by an official who said “we support LGBTQ+ people here”.

After being repeatedly asked to leave and mistakenly calling the Petco store, another PetSmart employee said he would call the police and asked Schmidt to stop filming.

“We’re going to have the pride flag. We have it all over the store,” the employee said, before correcting Schmidt-Crockett by saying he was at PetSmart, not Petco.

He has already filmed himself saying he loves “harassing cancer patients because they are weak and vulnerable” and people wearing masks.

A PetSmart spokesperson told Insider, “At PetSmart, we strive to create an environment where every associate truly belongs. We’re proud of our associates who have defused this situation and reinforced our commitment to the membership.”


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