A Michigan fireman was let go after making disgusting, racist comments on the Facebook post of a woman advocating for Black Lives Matter.
On Monday, Belding fireman Ryan Hudson, 40, was fired after the chief of the department was made aware of the racist Facebook rant, reported Fox 17.
When a woman on Facebook made a status about President-elect Trump, the conversation quickly turned into a debate about race. The conversation became tense when the subject turned to Colin Kaepernick, the football player who refuses to stand during the national anthem. Then Tarvenia, who asked WoodTV to only be identified by her first name, wrote Black Lives Matter, which led to Hudson's racist tirade.
“F— Black Lives Matter. You are the epitome of a n****r and if you think it’s just black lives kiss my ** b***h and go back to the fields that us in the north fought to free you from,” Hudson, a veteran of the U.S. Marines, wrote.
Hudson said he did not initially remember making the post because he had been drinking.
“It’s very out of character for me,” Hudson told 24 Hour News 8. “I’m truly sorry from the bottom of my heart because it doesn’t reflect everybody.”
Tarvenia hopes that his apology is more than just words.
“The idea is to correct it and really show remorse by how you live your life,” Tarvenia said. “That’s a true apology — what you’re teaching your children.”
(Photo: WOOD-TV 8, NBC Local News Grand Rapids)
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