Update: WBZ takes the Phantom Gourmet off the air, at least temporarily.
After people began besieging WBZ, which airs "The Phantom Gourmet," with complaints, Dave Andelman tonight apologized for a making "a mistake" - a series of Facebook posts over the past ten days taking issue with Black Lives Matter protests and vigils, often conflating them with his anger over what he considers the slow pace of the state letting his Mendon drive-in and other businesses re-open.
Benjamin Lipiecki collected examples of Andelman's comments on Black Lives Matters before Andelman made his Facebook account private today. Andelman posted an apology on the Phantom Gourmet Facebook page at 9 p.m., saying he just doesn't know what came over him - for ten days straight:
I want to apologize.
I maintain my own Facebook Page.
I made comments on that page that were inappropriate, hurtful, and wrong regarding the Boston protests.
I support everyone’s right to free speech and free assembly.
I, too, desire racial and social justice. My record of philanthropy and business reflects this.
I made a mistake. I apologize. I feel terrible. We all make mistakes. And I ask for your forgiveness.
Phantom Gourmet, Inc.