Pulse Survivor Rips Club Owner for Seeking Profits with New Museum
The owner of the Florida nightclub where a mass shooter killed 49 people has no issues profiting off other people’s pain … at least according to some of the survivors.
Barbara Poma, the owner of PULSE and founder of the nonprofit onePULSE, is leading an effort to build a museum blocks away from the site of the deadly shooting … but survivors say her plans are a smack in the face because it puts profit over healing their pain.
Norman Casiano-Mojica tells TMZ … he and other PULSE survivors are pissed because, to them, Poma’s museum plans seem more like a tourist attraction than a tasteful memorial. He says the fact there will be a gift shop and admission fee makes him cringe.
Norman, who was shot twice during the tragedy and now has to walk with the aid of a cane, says he’s not against a museum or memorial … but only under certain conditions.
In his eyes, Poma has already botched the makeshift memorial outside Pulse. He says it’s more of a photo op than a place of remembrance, and that’s why he doesn’t trust her to get the museum right.