Ontario Chamber of Commerce President apologizes for offensive tweet
The CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce is apologizing for a New Year’s Eve tweet in the wake of a chorus of criticism calling him “tone-deaf.”
On New Year's Eve, Rocco Rossi tweeted out “Celebrating New Year’s the 1-percenter way! Let them eat cake” it was pictured with a pricey bottle of champagne and caviar.
He was quickly inundated with angry responses calling the post tacky, tone-deaf, and offensive.
Rossi has since deleted the tweet and issued an apology.
Rossi says his New Year's Eve tweet was a bad attempt at satire and in retrospect was insensitive and caused offense.
The Ontario Chamber successfully lobbied the Ford government to scrap the planned increase of the minimum wage to $15 dollars that was to take effect New Year's day.
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