The CEO of a major company is upset over controversy surrounding the American flag and his business, according to a report by the Lexington Herald-Leader.
Marcus Lemonis, CEO of Camping World Inc., tweeted Tuesday (April 18) “what’s up with not allowing a #Americanflag at @CampingWorld.” The tweet, which was directed at the city of Georgetown, Ky., had more than 240 retweets as of Monday afternoon.
Camping World sells recreation vehicles and outdoor gear. It has a Kentucky location in Bowling Green.
The Georgetown Camping World, which is set to open this summer, is located near the southbound side of Exit 125 on Interstate 75.
Lemonis offered more detail in a follow-up email to the Herald-Leader. Lemonis said approval for a 110-foot tall sign near the interstate was obtained from the Georgetown Board of Adjustment in January, but a request for a 130-foot flag was denied because it would constitute a second interstate sign and having two interstate signs for one business is not allowed by city zoning ordinances.
“Interesting to equate the flag to a sign. I’m sorry but this is ridiculous,” the email read.