Actress and comedian Roseanne Barr’s show was recently canceled by ABC after she made blatantly racist comments on Twitter comparing Obama’s former adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape. Now, other businesses are also starting to follow suit when it comes to having zero tolerance for racism.
According to New York Daily News, a 20 year-old Missouri woman was fired from her job as a waitress after a video of her talking about going “n—–” hunting went viral.
On the video, one person can be heard saying:
‘So we going n—-r hunting today or what?’
Someone else responded, saying:
‘We’re going n—-r hunting.’
Then, Duncan is heard saying:
‘You get them n—–s.’
According to the Daily News:
‘The video, likely recorded in Jefferson County where Duncan lives, was posted on Facebook on Sunday and has been viewed thousands of times. The identities of the others in the video were not immediately known.’
The Social Bar and Grill in St. Louis made a statement on Monday saying they “immediately terminated” the employee saying that she made a “vile, disgusting, and offensive video.” The restaurant stated:
‘The incendiary comments made by this employee absolutely does NOT represent the views, opinions, and policies of Social Bar & Grill and it’s owners,” the statement read. “Nor will they be tolerated in any fashion.’
Duncan had also joined the U.S. Air Force and officials say they are “looking into the matter.”
‘I was intoxicated. I have black friends, I have black people in my family, I didn’t mean it. I didn’t know that I was being (recorded).’
The former waitress went on to say:
‘It taught me a lot of lessons. I am so sorry. I didn’t mean to hurt anybody, I was drunk. I need to seek help.’
Duncan said she is no longer friends with the woman who posted the video on SnapChat.
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