A sign outside of a market in Lubbock County, Texas, sparked controversy for its foul language towards presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
The sign, located at Slide Plant Market, read, “Crooked Hillary Would Be A F---ing Disaster!”
The owner of the market, Mark Lee, said he believes he is within his rights to display the message and refused to take it down despite the controversy surrounding it.
“I don't agree with what the Obama administration has done, and I can't imagine four years of Hillary,” he told KCBD, according to KFDA. “I'm not a profane man, but some things just need to be said and I can say whatever I want. It's my right."
Lee said that while he’s encountered many who’ve objected to the sign, he’s also had a significant amount of support.
“If you can't say what you want to say out here in the middle of a cotton field, and that's where I am. I am in Slide, Texas. Actually I'm in Slide, America. You know, and in Slide, America we can say anything we want to say,” he told Everything Lubbock.
“I have a 10-year-old daughter who can read,” resident Malissa Roys, a young mother who passed the sign while driving, said, according to KCBD. “I don't necessarily want her to read that and then ask me what that word means."
Some residents said they believe the message was meant to be humorous, while others denounced its profanity.
“I will never shop there," one resident commented, according to Everything Lubbock. "Foolish and inappropriate to put on a sign. What a stupid business owner and a bad citizen of the U.S. Please keep your dumb opinions to yourself and I hope you go out of business soon as you give this city a bad name."