Joe Beef owner apologizes for Khadr tweet
David McMillan, who owns popular Montreal restaurant Joe Beef, tweeted Thursday that Omar Khadr can "come eat on us anytime," then insulted the prime minister.
The Canadian Press
Published Friday, May 8, 2015 6:40PM EDT
MONTREAL -- The owner of a popular Montreal restaurant has apologized after he took to Twitter to offer Omar Khadr a free meal.
David McMillan created a flurry of activity online with the Thursday evening tweet in which he also said Prime Minister Stephen Harper "looked like a dumb-ass again."
The reaction was fast and furious, with one post in a tweet alerting American tourists about the Joe Beef restaurant, which "offered a free meal to Al Qaida who killed an American."
McMillan issued an apology Friday, admitting he made a dumb tweet about a subject he did not fully comprehend.
He said it was based on a feeling of empathy.
"It was how I felt at the moment," McMillan tweeted. "I didn't understand the full story. It was a dumb post. Apologies to all offended."
When contacted by The Canadian Press on Friday, McMillan said he had nothing further to say on the matter.