A Missouri waitress is now paying a serious price for a racist video circulating online. According to New York Daily News, 20-year-old Tabitha Duncan of St. Louis, Missouri was filmed making racially offensive comments about African-Americans. Although she and her friends probably considered it harmless fun, she’s paying hefty consequences for her actions. If you haven’t seen the video, Duncan ruffled quite a few feathers when she and a friend insisted they were goin’ “n****r hunting.”
In the video, a drunken Duncan could be heard saying “You get them n—–s” when she and a friend talk about “going n****r hunting.”
“So we going n—-r hunting today or what?” Duncan reportedly asked.
“We’re going n—-r hunting,” someone else responds.
*Warning: This video contains footage that may be offensive to some viewers.*
The video was reportedly uploaded to SnapChat and it didn’t take long for it to tick off lots of people. Unfortunately for Duncan, the other person wasn’t shown on camera. So, she’s the person taking heat for the racist antics.
Dragged All The Way To Hell:
Due to all of the backlash, Duncan has released a quick statement of apology for her actions. As expected, she’s blamin’ it on the alcohol but surprisingly, she insists she’s not racist; goin’ “n****r hunting” but not racist… Right… So, why should people believe her? Well, she insists she’s not racist because she has black friends. “I was intoxicated,” she said. “I have black friends, I have black people in my family, I didn’t mean it. I didn’t know that I was being (recorded).”
Now, Duncan also claims she’s no longer friends with the person who actually posted the incriminating video to SnapChat. “It taught me a lot of lessons,” she said. “I am so sorry. I didn’t mean to hurt anybody, I was drunk. I need to seek help.”
Social Bar & Grill Responds:
After the video began circulating online, many social media users opted to hit Duncan where it really hurts: her pockets. With a little digging, social media users were able to figure out where Duncan worked. St. Louis, Missouri’s Social Bar & Grill received a string of complaints about Duncan’s behavior and opted to release a statement about the situation. Needless to say, the restaurant made it a point to denounce Duncan’s actions. It has also been confirmed that she’s been fired. “Social Bar & Grill and its 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 its owners continue to encourage and seek diversity in its restaurant.”
However, the consequences aren’t stopping there. According to the Riverfront Times, Duncan recently joined the United States Air Force and now there’s a possibility that career move may not come to fruition.
But It Gets Worse:
Since Duncan’s video has made national headlines, Riverfront Times reports the United States Air Force Reserve is also investigating the situation. The aerial and space warfare service branch addressed the video and Duncan’s comments which were described as “racially insensitive.” 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.”