A political sign at the home of a Hudsonville business owner has sparked a controversy after the business responded explicitly to criticism over Facebook. (Photo: Brian Vernellis, Holland Sentinel)
HOLLAND, Mich. — A Hudsonville business has disabled its Facebook page after a profanity-laced exchange with a Holland resident over a political sign that some residents have called offensive.
Douglas Smith, 54, of Holland, owns Smitty’s Truck Wash. At his home in Holland, Smith flies a Trump 2020 flag, supporting President Donald Trump in his reelection bid against Democratic candidate Joe Biden. In addition to the Trump flag, Smith displays a sign using derogatory language against Biden’s running mate, U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris of California.
A photo of the sign, sent to The Sentinel by a Holland resident who did not want to be identified, reads: