Scott Van Duzer, Obama Bear-Hugger, Doesn't Regret Anything (VIDEO)

09/15/2012 01:57 pm ET

Scott Van Duzer, owner of Big Apple Pizza, spoke to HuffPost Live on Friday about the backlash that's come from bear-hugging Obama earlier this month.

Despite attempts by critics toslander his Fort Pierce, Fla., pizza parlor on Yelp and disrupt the business with fake food orders, the restaurant owner said he would do it all over again if given the chance.

"I don't regret anything I did," Van Duzer said. "It's my vote, my voice, and I respect everyone's opinion, but it doesn't have to be as nasty as it's become."

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