note for those who don't know. Yelp is a web site and smart phone app that rates businesses.
When Big Apple Pizza owner Scott Van Nuzer bear-hugged and hoisted President Obama off the ground during their brief meeting in Fort Pierce, Fla., Sunday, it wasn't only the (startled) press corps that took notice.
Earlier today, users flooded the rate and review website Yelp, sending Big Apple Pizza's overall rating in a tailspin.
"Talk about committing business suicide. After picking up Obama, your (sic) books are gonna be in the red pretty soon. Not too smart," wrote one commenter, who delivered his one star (out of five) rating from Cottonwood, Ariz., about 2,200 miles away.
But just as quickly as Big Apple's stars disappeared, they were back. The backlash to the backlash was delivered swiftly. By late afternoon, Van Nuzer's pizza spot was back up in the rankings, registering a full five stars.
Come on people. Fan or not, you get excited when the President of the US walks into your pizza shop! This guy got so excited he hugged the president (and made the secret service crap themselves, I'm sure). No need to try and cheap shot the guy by bad mouthing him on a rating site.
Sheesh, you have to wonder about some people...