The manager of a Days Inn motel in Norfolk, Virginia, caught on video spewing racist abuse at a Black customer is now out of a job.
In a viral video posted online, the manager is heard taunting the young man, calling him “boy,” and making derogatory remarks about his hair.
“Come on! Prison boy! We’ve got prison boy here!” the manager teases. “Look at that little f—–g stupid haircut he’s got. Looks like a f—–g mop.”
It’s unclear what had transpired before the camera started rolling, but the manager’s tirade was seemingly sparked by some sort of dispute between him and the customer.
At one point, the manager threatens to call the cops on the patron, even though he has a room key and has been staying at the hotel for two days. The manager proceeds to refer to the young man as a “chump,” telling police over the phone, “He ain’t nothin’ to me. … And he’ll always be nothin.'”
When the customer tells the manager he’ll likely lose his job once the racist rant goes public, the manager scoffs at the likelihood.
“Do you really think I care about this job?” the manager shoots back. “Do you really think I care? I ain’t gonna lose my job over you.”
Yet, that’s exactly what happened. Footage from the incident blew up online, and it was only a matter of time before it made it to the manager’s employer.
“This is how a racist manager spoke to a black customer at a DaysInn in Norfolk, Virginia,” Twitter user @sahluwal wrote. “This bigotry is unacceptable. This employee must be fired immediately @daysinn.”
After investigating, Days Inn confirmed the manager in question was fired.
Hello,” Days Inn posted to Twitter. “Please be advised the employee in this video has been terminated from his position. We have been in contact with the guest and have apologized for the experience he occurred and have issued a full refund. We apologize for this situation.”
Watch more in the video below.
This is how a racist manager spoke to a black customer at a DaysInn in Norfolk, Virginia. This bigotry is unacceptable. This employee must be fired immediately @daysinn.
— Simar (@sahluwal) April 21, 2019