I got a good chuckle of out this one…
$300million female Lucas Oil founder and Colts backer launches bizarre Facebook tirade against Muslims and minorities who are ‘running’ America
Charlotte Lucas made apparent unprovoked and unusual attack last week
Deleted the Facebook post quickly afterwards but admitted it was her later
Apologized reservedly and issued a bizarre statement about national eating habits
Worth $300 million along with her husband Forrest Lucas
Founded Lucas Oil in 1989 and is a major sponsor of the Indianapolis Colts
Controversial post: Forrest and Charlotte Lucas pictured at the Alzheimer’s Association Rita Hayworth Gala 30th anniversary in New York. Charlotte Lucas wrote a controversial Facebook message last week criticizing minorities
The multi-millionaire owner of Lucas Oil has backtracked and apologized after she posted a furious rant to Facebook bemoaning the Muslims, atheists and minorities she claimed were ‘running’ the country.
Indianapolis Colts backer Charlotte Lucas, who is worth $300 million and founded Lucas Oil in the late 1980s with her husband, Forrest, posted the controversial message to the social network on Thursday before deleting it.
‘I’m sick and tired of minorities running our country!’ wrote Lucas. 'As far as I’m concerned, I don’t think that atheists (minority), muslims (minority) n (sic) or any other minority group has the right to tell the majority of the people in the United States what they can and cannot do here.
‘Is everyone so scared that they can’t fight back for what is right or wrong with his country?’
Lucas confirmed the posting was written by her to an ABC affiliate, although the car lubricant multi-millionaire claimed that she was emotional when she let fly her invective against minorities across the country.
‘I was very upset when I wrote that,’ she said to ABC 6, without explaining what caused her furious attack on Muslims, atheists and other unspecified minorities.
'I will not elaborate other than to say that there are certain people who are trying to make the whole world eat what they want to eat and do what they want to do.
‘I don’t think it’s any of their business what I put in my mouth. Thank you.’
No context or explanation: Charlotte Lucas uploaded this post to Facebook on Thursday attacking Muslims, atheists and minorities
It has been speculated that Lucas may have been referring to Michelle Obama’s ‘Let’s Move!’ health campaign in mentioning eating habits, but in the absence of a full explanation it is not entirely clear.
Taking her apology further, Lucas said that she recognized her attack could have been construed as insensitive, but she had no regrets.
‘I apologize to everyone for the insensitive comments posted on my Facebook account,’ she said on Saturday.
'My comments did not reflect my personal views about any individual or minority group, only my frustration that our government system sometimes seems out of balance.
'We live in a great country, but the agenda for our elected officials is too often dictated by special interest groups.
‘My comments did not reflect my true feelings, and I am sorry for anyone may have been offended.’
Lucas Oil’s general counsel, Robert Patison, also issued a statement in light of his executive vice president’s dramatic and bizarre outburst.
‘Actions speak louder than words,’ wrote Patison.
'Lucas Oil is a small, family-owned, American company that prides itself on being a highly integrated and diverse organization with a great sense of community.
'We provide significant financial support for a broad range of organizations that serve the needs of veterans, women, other minority groups, and disadvantaged individuals throughout the United States.
‘Fairness and equality are core values of our company.’