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White Folks Threaten to Boycott CVS Over Firings of Managers Involved In Coupon Incident

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Morry Matson and another CVS manager allegedly called police twice, after dispatchers hung up on them. (Camilla Hudson / Facebook video)

CVS Pharmacy on Monday announced the firing of two employees who called police on a Black woman during a dispute over a coupon. Not everyone is pleased with the way the company handled the situation, however.

The announcement comes just days after Chicago resident Camilla Hudson filmed store manager Morry Matson as he dialed police after accusing her of trying to use a “fraudulent” coupon last Friday. Matson, who served as a state delegate for President Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election, claimed he’d never seen a coupon like it before and suspected it was a fake.

He and another manager who refused to honor Hudson’s voucher are now without jobs.

“We’ve completed our investigation, and as a result, the two colleagues who were involved are no longer employed by CVS Health,” the company said in a statement.

“CVS Health does not tolerate any practices that discriminate against any customer and we’re committed to maintaining a welcoming and diverse environment in our stores,” it continued. “We have firm non-discrimination policies in place to help ensure that all customers are treated with respect and dignity.”

News of the employees’ firings has sparked backlash from mostly white consumers who demanded the pharmacy release full surveillance video of the encounter. Others argued the incident wasn’t at all race related and the managers didn’t deserve to be fired.

The company said it has since apologized to Hudson for the incident. It’s unclear if she plans to take legal action.

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