A Missouri waitress has been fired after she was identified in a viral Snapchat video of a bunch of white people going “n****r hunting.”
In the clip, which was posted to Facebook, 20-year-old Tabitha "Tabbie" Duncan is seen riding on top of a truck while holding a beer. As the truck drives, the person holding the camera and the people riding along sound elated to be going “n****r huntin.” The person in the video identified Duncan as his future sister-in-law.
"So we going n****r hunting today or what?" said the person holding the camera.
"You get them n****s,” responded Duncan.
(Warning: the following video contains explicit language)
Soon after the video went viral, Duncan was identified as waitress at Social Bar and Grill in south St. Louis County. Once the restaurant learned about Duncan’s involvement in the video, they immediately terminated her, reported the Riverfront Times.
“Social Bar & Grill and it’s owners have recently become aware of a vile, disgusting, and offensive video made by one of its employees. Upon learning of this, Social Bar & Grill immediately terminated this employee as soon as they could reach her! The incendiary comments made by this employee absolutely does NOT represent the views, opinions, and policies of Social Bar & Grill and it’s owners. Nor will they be tolerated in any fashion. Social Bar & Grill and it’s owners continue to encourage and seek diversity in its restaurant,” read a statement from the eatery.
Before Duncan deleted her social media presence, people found pro-Trump memes and a meme slamming NFL players for kneeling during the national anthem on her personal Facebook page.
Some people also identified Duncan as a new U.S. Air Force enlistee. In a statement, a spokeswoman told the Riverfront Times, "We have been made aware of a video online of an alleged reserve Airman who made racially insensitive comments. We are looking into the matter and we appreciate this being brought to our attention."
The full statement from the U.S. Air Force read:
“We have been made aware of a video online of an alleged reserve Airman who made racially insensitive comments. We are looking into the matter and we appreciate this being brought to our attention. The U.S. Air Force values diversity and inclusion; our Airmen come together to produce an incredible team that can accomplish any mission and overcome any challenge. We believe that our greatest asset is our diverse, innovative and technically-savvy workforce. Our Airmen come from all backgrounds and remarks such as these do not fall in line with our culture. We take incidents like this very seriously and action will be taken upon further investigation as necessary.”
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