Ottawa e-commerce company Shopify has come under fire from critics who are angered the e-commerce website hosts the online store of right-wing U.S. media organization Breitbart.

Tobias Lütke released a statement on Shopify’s website, saying it have received more than 10,000 emails from people who disagree with the company’s ties to the controversial news network linked to Steve Bannon, now U.S. President Trump’s chief strategist.

Lütke admits they “don’t like” what Breitbart stands for, but will continue to host the media company’s online store in the name of free speech.

“We don’t like Breitbart, but products are speech and we are pro free speech,” wrote Lütke. “This means protecting the right of organizations to use our platform even if they are unpopular or if we disagree with their premise, as long as they are within the law. That being said, if Breitbart calls us tomorrow and tells us that they are going to switch to another platform, we would be delighted.”

The lengthy statement says that while Shopify employees are under pressure to cut ties with Breitbart, Lütke says he is against exclusion of any kind — whether that’s restricting people from Muslim-majority nations from entering the U.S., or kicking merchants off Shopify’s platform if they’re operating within the law.

According to an article by BuzzFeed, public petitions calling on Shopify to drop Breitbart have not gone anywhere, including one signed by more than 20,000 people demanding it to “stop endorsing hate.”

“Commerce is a powerful, underestimated form of expression,” said Lütke. “We use it to cast a vote with every product we buy. It’s a direct expression of democracy. This is why our mission at Shopify is to protect that form of expression and make it better for everyone, not just for those we agree with.”