ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – A bar owner is accused of being an anti-Semite due to bad bad luck that appeared on his Facebook page.
V Roast Bistro owner Michael Palombo says he was hacked on Monday and said he is killing his Nob Hill business.
"I don't know how to fix it," Palombo told KRQE News 13 Tuesday. "I don't hate Jews at all."
People are angry about a clearly hateful and anti-Semitic Facebook post that has been deleted from his profile. He defines Jewish "animals" who treat the Germans badly, blaming the Jews for the Holocaust.
"I literally vomited and vomited, I got sick in the stomach," said Saul Hoffman of Albuquerque. "One of the phrases in the post he published is that it was the fault of my grandparents who were massacred and that there should be no remorse or remorse for them."
"I'm rather upset that someone could actually put such thoughts on social media," added Ana Andzictomlinson of Albuquerque.
The post also blames the Jews for the increase in rental costs and the greed of Wall Street, generating the Occupy movement, of which Palombo is a part.
"Someone did his research, did a good job pretending to be myself," he added.
On Tuesday, he published that he had been violated. Since then, more screenshots have been released, showing additional anti-Semitic comments that reportedly did on Monday, along with his apologies.
It's another reason why people don't buy their hacking history.
Still, Palombo insists that the hack work happened and said the backlash is crippling his business.
"My ratings have declined on both Facebook and Google," he told KRQE News 13.
Regardless of who was behind the posts, people agree that the beliefs are all too real.
"We need to talk openly or get worse," Hoffman said.
"We hate less and love more," added Andzictomlinson.
The owner of vegan coffee believes that he may have been targeted by anti-vegans, or because he is politically outspoken.
He said he reported hacking on Facebook and changed his password, but he didn't try to find out anything about the hacker.
In the past, Palombo had an owner who took him to court for not paying the rent and a business associate entered into a restraining order against him after a dispute over money, according to the online data.