Reed Exhibits has postponed the huge Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show — albeit using language so slimy the company should run for office. While they call it a postponement, there’s no date for a redo, so for now it’s an outright cancellation.
Sez Reed’s official announcement:
It has become very clear to us after speaking with our customers that the event could not be held because the atmosphere of this year’s show would not be conducive to an event that is designed to provide family enjoyment. It is unfortunate that in the current emotionally charged atmosphere this celebratory event has become overshadowed by a decision that directly affected a small percentage of more than 1,000 exhibits showcasing products and services for those interested in hunting and fishing.
ESS has long been proud to participate in the preservation and promotion of hunting and fishing traditions, and we hope that as the national debate clarifies, we will have an opportunity to consider rescheduling the event when the time is right to focus on the themes it celebrates.
Nooooooo, we didn’t cancel it because more than a
quarter third of our vendors and about 70 of our celebrity guests & speakers were boycotting us. We didn’t do it because some of those boycotting vendors were so huge our hall was going to be half empty. Or because both vendors and ticket holders were threatening to sue our weasely, politically correct, anti-gun asses.
We cancelled because you people have a lousy, family-unfriendly attitude! And if we just wait a while, we expect you to shape up!
After all, our decision to ban ugly guns only affects a few people nobody really ought to care about — only those silly Americans who cherish freedom.
Those brave exhibitors who stood strong for everyone’s rights — even when their own economic well-being was at stake — should get all their money refunded now.