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2020-06-02 9:11:19 AM  
How does a "popcorn company" even stay in business? Is there great demand?
 
2020-06-02 10:33:47 AM  
Some are calling for a boycott of the business and asking Detroit Popcorn Company customers to support Motor City Popcorn, a black-owned business, instead. Motor City Popcorn on Monday shared a post urging people not to confuse it with the Detroit Popcorn Company. Motor City Popcorn is a client of Detroit Popcorn Company.
Reached by Eater on Monday night, owner Sean Combs writes in a message that he spoke with Singer about the comments and doesn't feel satisfied yet.


P Diddy owns a popcorn shop?
 
2020-06-02 10:53:07 AM  
If only there were a way to express my amusement at the upcoming comeuppance....

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2020-06-02 10:55:07 AM  

edmo: How does a "popcorn company" even stay in business? Is there great demand?


Well yeah, what do you do when reading a great Fark flamewar?
 
2020-06-02 10:55:31 AM  
And thus began the 2020 popcorn conflict of Detroit.

I was there.
 
2020-06-02 10:56:23 AM  
tjsands1118:

Services venues in the area
 
2020-06-02 10:56:28 AM  
So he doubled down, lied about his true identity, then expressed a "I'm sorry if you were offended" Non-apology apology?

I've only got one question: what's his Fark handle?
 
2020-06-02 10:57:09 AM  
It appears that Even Sangria is Evan Singer, owner of Detroit Popcorn Company. Cached Facebook posts show Sangria posting advertisements for open positions at Detroit Popcorn Company, and photos of the man on the account seem to match those of the owner accompanying recent media coverage.

Or at least put some effort into your troll alt name and definitely don't use it for company posts.
 
2020-06-02 10:57:15 AM  
This will heat up into a hot buttery mess.
 
2020-06-02 10:57:34 AM  
Where shall I ever get my popcorn for the Pol Tab??
 
2020-06-02 10:58:12 AM  
Stop mixing business and politics you farking wankers

- Your employees
 
2020-06-02 10:58:49 AM  
The Detroit Zoo posted that they're no longer using this company because of what the owner said.  That's gonna hurt that racist's ability to stay in business.
 
2020-06-02 10:59:04 AM  
Buy pop daddy. It's local like that company, but run by a decent guy and not a douche...
 
2020-06-02 11:01:39 AM  
A popcorn vendor, undone by electronic messeges?!

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2020-06-02 11:03:01 AM  
Update, 4 p.m., June 1: This story has been updated with a statement from Rock Ventures.
Update, 5:02 p.m., June 1: This story has been updated to include information about the Detroit Zoo.
Update, 7:15 p.m., June 1: This story has been updated to reflect that the author of the private messages is Carrie Fountaine Hernandez.
Update: 7:25 p.m., June 1: This story has been updated with comments from Evan Singer.
Update: 9:23 p.m., June 1: This story has been updated with comments from Sean Combs of Motor City Popcorn, a Detroit Popcorn Company customer.
Update: 10:45 a.m., June 1: This story has been updated to reflect that Poppin' & Mixin' and the Detroit Kettle Corn Truck are separate entities from Detroit Popcorn Company.
 
2020-06-02 11:03:41 AM  
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2020-06-02 11:03:42 AM  
I don't what's worse: The despicable message or the egregious grammatical errors.
 
2020-06-02 11:04:18 AM  
Fun Fact: The Detroit Popcorn Company isn't in Detroit.
 
2020-06-02 11:04:30 AM  
Careful there, you risk creating a rift in Big Popcorn. Cousin Willie, Godfather Orville and muscle Jiffy might show up. Things could get explosive and messy.
 
2020-06-02 11:07:21 AM  
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2020-06-02 11:09:06 AM  

edmo: How does a "popcorn company" even stay in business? Is there great demand?


People won't even brew their own coffee. You think they're going to pop their own popcorn?
 
2020-06-02 11:09:35 AM  
This guy's going to have to change his name and go into cotton candy.
 
2020-06-02 11:11:26 AM  

steklo: [media3.popsugar-assets.com image 668x1024]


It seems like he was a nice guy but he brings to mind the preacher from Poltereist and I'm left vaguely creeped out and definitely not in the mood for popcorn.
 
2020-06-02 11:11:45 AM  

edmo: How does a "popcorn company" even stay in business? Is there great demand?


I assume corporate gifts.

I get so much freaking popcorn from vendors as holiday gifts.
 
2020-06-02 11:14:01 AM  

thornhill: edmo: How does a "popcorn company" even stay in business? Is there great demand?

I assume corporate gifts.

I get so much freaking popcorn from vendors as holiday gifts.


Also, anyplace that sells concessions.
 
2020-06-02 11:21:54 AM  
Humanity deserves a pandemic....
 
2020-06-02 11:24:58 AM  
"...Even Sangria is Evan Singer..."

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2020-06-02 11:26:25 AM  
"knee's on there neck"
 
2020-06-02 11:28:16 AM  

Russ1642: edmo: How does a "popcorn company" even stay in business? Is there great demand?

People won't even brew their own coffee. You think they're going to pop their own popcorn?


The gourmet popcorn industry is bigger than you'd think.

They have access to about 250 flavors of popcorn at one time - way more than you'll get at the grocery store, for sure.
 
2020-06-02 11:35:02 AM  
I know I've come out against the arson, but I kind of want to see what happens when a popcorn factory catches fire.
 
2020-06-02 11:36:50 AM  
"What kind of chump only uses one burner account?"

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2020-06-02 11:37:43 AM  

Marcos P: "knee's on there neck"


Doesn't it just make you sick to know that someone so incredibly stupid is the owner of a successful business? It's like everything they told us about school, education, and being a decent human being was bullshiat.

I mean, shiat... I bothered to become literate and grow my emotional intelligence, and I'm broke. This popcorn asswipe seems functionally illiterate AND racist, and he's probably living in a mansion.

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2020-06-02 11:37:50 AM  
I bet he's asking himself "How did they break my cleverly coded psuedonym?"
" I was supposed to be anonymous!"
 
2020-06-02 11:38:10 AM  

big pig peaches: I know I've come out against the arson, but I kind of want to see what happens when a popcorn factory catches fire.


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2020-06-02 11:39:12 AM  

jtown: "...Even Sangria is Evan Singer..."

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2020-06-02 11:40:27 AM  
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/Obviously popcorn from his competition
 
2020-06-02 11:42:21 AM  

edmo: How does a "popcorn company" even stay in business? Is there great demand?


White House press conferences.
 
2020-06-02 11:43:42 AM  
Wow. He pissed of Jay Farner. You know it's bad.
 
2020-06-02 11:43:45 AM  

Marcos P: "knee's on there neck"


Knee is on there- neck.
 
2020-06-02 11:46:13 AM  

jtown: big pig peaches: I know I've come out against the arson, but I kind of want to see what happens when a popcorn factory catches fire.

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Thanks for that ear-worm.

"Rue the day? Who talks like that?"
 
2020-06-02 11:48:04 AM  

xxBirdMadGirlxx: jtown: big pig peaches: I know I've come out against the arson, but I kind of want to see what happens when a popcorn factory catches fire.

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Thanks for that ear-worm.

"Rue the day? Who talks like that?"


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2020-06-02 11:48:10 AM  

WilderKWight: Marcos P: "knee's on there neck"

Doesn't it just make you sick to know that someone so incredibly stupid is the owner of a successful business? It's like everything they told us about school, education, and being a decent human being was bullshiat.

I mean, shiat... I bothered to become literate and grow my emotional intelligence, and I'm broke. This popcorn asswipe seems functionally illiterate AND racist, and he's probably living in a mansion.



Probably not for long.
 
2020-06-02 11:49:55 AM  

edmo: How does a "popcorn company" even stay in business? Is there great demand?


1000% profit margins.
 
2020-06-02 11:52:52 AM  
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2020-06-02 11:59:46 AM  

xxBirdMadGirlxx: steklo: [media3.popsugar-assets.com image 668x1024]

It seems like he was a nice guy but he brings to mind the preacher from Poltereist and I'm left vaguely creeped out and definitely not in the mood for popcorn.


He did get a bit on "Late Night With David Letterman" as a quasi libel make-good for a "Top 10 Most Horrifying Orville Redenbacher Secrets" claiming that Gary from his commercials wasn't his grandson but rather his "longtime companion"

But drowning in the jacuzzi of your Coronado Island manse is a lousy way for a onetime Iowa corn farmer to go
 
2020-06-02 12:04:43 PM  

edmo: How does a "popcorn company" even stay in business? Is there great demand?


Never been to the pol tab or a stanely cup finals threads?
 
2020-06-02 12:06:03 PM  

big pig peaches: I know I've come out against the arson, but I kind of want to see what happens when a popcorn factory catches fire.


Remember the ending of Real Genius?
 
2020-06-02 12:10:41 PM  
What are the odds the "Detroit" Popcorn company is not in Detroit, but in a white-flight suburb?

*google*
Redford Township. 90% white

And how about Lyon Township where the guy lives?

*google*
97% white

Shocking.
 
2020-06-02 12:11:17 PM  
You mean what happens on the internet doesn't stay on the internet?

\this is my facepalmed face
 
2020-06-02 12:11:27 PM  

baronbloodbath: So he doubled down, lied about his true identity, then expressed a "I'm sorry if you were offended" Non-apology apology?

I've only got one question: what's his Fark handle?


Forget his Fark handle - when does Trump offer him a Cabinet position?

That's the kind of "I'm not a racist, but I'll 100% support institutional racism performed by authoritarians" Trump's looking for in his Cabinet.
 
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