The Monday after Thanksgiving is a real bitch. I get it. After the bliss most of us feel from being off Wednesday through Sunday, getting back on the grind after eating your way through an entire turkey and traveling back and forth to see your loved ones is my idea of hell. However, it could definitely be a lot worse. At least you can take solace in the fact that you didn’t get fired for tweeting something racist.
Prepare yourselves for some euphoria-inducing Schadenfreude thanks to the Tumblr RacistsGettingFired, which is all about exactly what it says it is: pictures of people tweeting or posting racist remarks to their social media accounts and losing their jobs as a result.
For example, let’s look at this charming political commentator on who he thinks should run this country:
Yikes. But, as they say, there’s no place to hide on the internet. Tumblr user Schnarwals found his information and encouraged people to let his employer know what he was saying:
“CAMERON DAKOTA CLARKE from Roanoke, VA. His tweets/acct have been deleted since he found out I had his contact info. Couldn’t find much info but thanks to a twitter follower I have his employer’s phone number: Brown’s Car Stores in VA (703) 352-5555. Call them at that number or send them a message on their contact form and report the shit out of him. White folks need to learn there’s consequences to their disgusting behavior and beliefs.”
And the response:
“Earlier today, Brown’s Car Stores was made aware of racist and other inappropriate posts made by an employee. Brown’s does not condone nor does it tolerate racism, bigotry or any other expression of prejudice or discrimination against anyone of any race, gender or religion. We have taken immediate action and the individual is no longer a part of the Brown’s family. While individuals are responsible for their own behavior, Brown’s sincerely apologizes to anyone who was subjected to these comments. During this time of Thanksgiving, we give thanks for our employees, our customers and the communities we live and have built our business in, for your support. – Brown’s Car Stores”
Now that’s some instant comeuppance. How about this charming diatribe from a Twitter user with the handle @Redneck45Rem, otherwise known as VA TRUCK DRIVER:
Charming. How’d they find him? Via this tweet from 2013:
Which led to them finding his Facebook page:
Aaaaand his employer’s information:
Which resulted in:
Here’s an example of a cla$$y young lady from Illinois who’s clearly going places:
And the esteemed establishment known as Skooter’s Roadhouse responded to their employee’s charming diatribe:
“Thank you to everyone that have reached out to us to let us know what has been happening. We are fully aware of the situation and are completely disgusted by the comments that have been made! We have dealt with this individual quickly. Our hearts and prayers go out to all that have been affected by this unrest. This person’s personal views by no means reflect how we feel and we have take quick steps to terminate this person. Thank you to everyone that reached out to us. We were as disgusted as everyone to hear these kind of words spoken and disappointed that this kind of talk and belief still exists in our world today. This employee was let go immediately after we had learn what had happened. Thank you to all that help us with this.”
You can check out the blog here. It’s pretty amazing.
Every time you lose faith in humanity and see stupid shit on the internet, just remember that sometimes, it can be a major force for good..