One employee of a famous fast food restaurant says he lost his job after his manager reportedly fired him for filming her racist rant about Black workers. The unidentified person who shared the clip said the restaurant employee who filmed the manager had asked her, “Why do you always have me sweeping and mopping?” before she went on a rant. The employee later revealed that the manager, who is a white female, had fired him for filming her.
The social media video, from inside the Taco Bell in Virginia, shows a Taco Bell manager making racist remarks towards an employee. The manager is heard saying, “[Employee] is sweeping the floor because he is Black. [Employee] is mopping the floor because he is Black.”
The unidentified person who shared the clip said the employee who filmed the manager had asked her, “Why do you always have me sweeping and mopping?” before she went on a rant. The employee later revealed that the manager, who is a white female, had fired him for filming her.
NBC 10 reports that the employee who was fired after the exchange asked to remain anonymous.
He reportedly said: “If my video wasn’t out there, if I didn’t have a video and it was just hearsay stuff, I don’t think nothing would have happened. I think I still would have been out of a job, and they would still be working there, happily ever after.
She told me I could leave. I said ‘I’m not leaving until 11.’ That’s my usual time that my general manager put on there. She said, ‘Well I don’t need you.’ So we had words back and forth about me leaving, about me not coming in tomorrow, about how she didn’t need me.”
Unfortunately, the unidentified restaurant worker also said that he received death threats over the video.
He reportedly said: “I also had a threatening message from a number saying they were going to kill me and my kids. And they hoped I kept the ‘same energy’ when I was ‘holding my kids’ lifeless bodies.’”
Taco Bell officials released the following statement: “We take this seriously. Our franchisee who owns and operates this location immediately addressed the incident in line with their policies and has informed us that the person seen in the video is no longer working for them.”
The unidentified man who lost his job, because he filmed the manager’s racist rant, has since been offered his job back. This incident remains under investigation. This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available.