Thursday, January 24, 2013

Same-Sex-Marriage-Supporting Ex-Rocketown Employee Makes Statement: 'I'm Devastated About Losing My Job'

Posted By on Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 1:40 PM

Former Rocketown employee Wes Breedwell
  • Former Rocketown employee Wes Breedwell
Wes Breedwell, the former Rocketown music venue manager who claimed on Monday that the Nashville club fired him for wearing a band T-shirt boasting the slogan “I Support Same-Sex Marriage,” posted an official statement regarding the matter on his Instagram last night. Though Breedwell doesn’t discuss the specific circumstances surrounding his termination from Rocketown, he talks of devastation over the club’s intolerance, pleas for personal privacy, advocates against Internet-bashing and not so subtly suggests that he’s considering legal action against his former employer.

Read Breedwell’s statement in full below:

My name is Wes Breedwell. I am not gay but do support those who are. It’s unfortunate that Rocketown chose to terminate me for what they consider lack of judgement [sic]. I have worked tirelessly for seven years to foster acceptance of all types of music and people. It was my hope that progress was being made, however, Monday brought a level of intolerance I did not expect. This is a tough time for me, I’m devastated about losing my job and I request you respect my privacy. On the advice of counsel, I cannot and will not grant requests for interviews. Lastly, please refrain from Internet bashing and respect everyones [sic] right to their opinions and beliefs.

And with that in mind, let’s see what the trolls have to say!

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