The right-wing cabal believes debunked myths, including those surrounding Pizzagate — the false notion that Democratic party officials were running a child-sex ring out of a Washington, D.C. pizza shop. In 2016, a man who went to the store to "self-investigate" the fabrication fired three shots from an AR-15 in the shop.
The Acworth business, which records show incorporated with the state in 2013, has received mixed reviews online.
On Yelp, the business has been bombarded with one-star reviews that appear to be because of the sign. One reads: "The sign is rasict (sic) and basically conspiracy theories that prey on people's fears."
In the reviews section of Google, the business has been flooded with five-star reviews like this one: "Thank you for your wonderful #QANON billboard. A true patriotic business - please patronize these wonderful people!!"
Meredith, the car wash co-owner, said “common sense” drew him to QAnon. He refuted calling it a group, instead describing it as “a wake up call."
He said he felt the reviews created a "zero sum net gain" because "individuals have their own opinions and should express them freely."
When asked if he understood why some people would be offended by the sign, he simply responded: “Misinformation.”
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