Startup CEO Who Said San Francisco Is Overrun By ‘Homeless, Drug Dealers, Dropouts, And Trash’ Says He’s Sorry

“In downtown SF the degenerates gather like hyenas, spit, urinate, taunt you, sell drugs, get rowdy, they act like they own the center of the city. Like it’s their place of leisure… In actuality it’s the business district for one of the wealthiest cities in the USA. It a disgrace. I don’t even feel safe walking down the sidewalk without planning out my walking path.”

AngelHack CEO Greg Gopman recently took to Facebook to berate the homeless population in San Francisco, Calif., saying that the city has been overrun by “crazy, homeless, drug dealers, and trash…”

He has since publicly apologized on Facebook.

“Last night, I made inappropriate comments about San Francisco and its less fortunate citizens on Market st. I’m really sorry for my comments. I trivialized the plight of those struggling to get by and I shouldn’t have. I hope this thread can help start an open discussion on what changes we can make to fix these serious problems. Again, I am deeply sorry.”

Gopman has already deleted the original post, but Sam Biddle of Valleywag ripped the full post before Gopman took it down.

Here’s the full text:

“Just got back to SF. I’ve traveled around the world and I gotta say there is nothing more grotesque than walking down market st in San Francisco. Why the heart of our city has to be overrun by crazy, homeless, drug dealers, dropouts, and trash I have no clue. Each time I pass it my love affair with SF dies a little.


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