City of Lakeland commissioner Clark Plunk this week blamed a hacker for a Facebook post written on his account in which he praised a Memphis business for excluding black customers.
Local news station WMC Action News 5 reports that Plunk claimed that he was hacked shortly after the Memphis chapter of the NACCP opened an investigation into a Facebook post in which he dropped the N-word.
The post in question was written in response to what Plunk wanted to do to celebrate his birthday — and the post singled out a particular Memphis establishment as “one of the best places” in the city because “not a lot of n*ggers” go there.
The post has subsequently been deleted — but Plunk claims that he didn’t personally delete it and that he doesn’t know who did.
Plunk is no stranger to controversy on social media, as in 2015 he attacked a gay high school student for bringing his boyfriend to the prom, while also saying that “As a whole gays are mean, cruel, spiteful people with an axe to grind.”