Orange County

City of Orlando says it disciplined those involved with controversial Fourth of July statement

ORLANDO, Fla. — The City of Orlando said it has taking steps to punish those involved in publishing a controversial statement right before the Fourth of July.

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The city had first made light of the unrest that has been happening around town due to recent social issues.


When it first came out, a lot of opinions were split from people who supported the city acknowledging that some didn’t want to celebrate the Fourth of July, along with people who said that we should celebrate the U.S. every day.

Those involved in that post are now facing some consequences for their actions.

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The controversial message released in a city newsletter said, in part, “a lot of people don’t want to celebrate our nation right now… and who can blame them?”

The statement also claims, “yes, we know America is in strife right now, but we already bought the fireworks.”

The city later apologized for offending people for the statements.

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A City of Orlando spokesperson said, “discipline has been issued, but the person behind it had no prior disciplinary action.”

Officials said “an oral censure was given.”

See more in the video above.

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