Massumi received an email from Draicchio, which he published Tuesday night. The email calls his Facebook post “offensive”, noting that “I didn’t mean any harm”. Massumi’s Facebook post and later comments, while blunt, didn’t contain any personal slurs.
Dracchio said the major errors were due to mistakes by other sources (although no sources were cited in the article). She named review site Resto MTL as a source of the bad information, but there’s no trace of Epicerie Pumpui ever having been mentioned on that site, and Massumi says Resto MTL never contacted him or his co-owners.
But after Draicchio’s explanation, things get weird, as she suggests Pumpui’s owners contact MTL Blog’s sales team for a replacement story — at a cost of $2,500 and up, “depending on your objectives”. Such articles typically carry a small “sponsored content” tag on MTL Blog.