A Brooklyn, N.Y., restaurant employee is out of a job after she was caught on video telling customers that “everybody” knows the manager is racist before kicking them out of the eatery.
Viral video from the scene at Dumbo Kitchen was posted to Instagram on Sunday and quickly went viral.
“Your manager doesn’t like black people, honey,” the woman filming can be heard telling the white restaurant employee.
“Everybody in here knows that already!” the employee retorts before she kicks them out. “Get out!”
DO NOT SPEND MONEY AT @dumbokitchen !!!!! Earlier this evening after a productive photo shoot with @bubicanal we stopped back in at this spot that earlier we purchased bottles of water and coffee . As we awaited my partner return I was approached by this woman who felt the need to tell me the restaurant was closing in the most hateful , disrespectful and rude manner. True racism at its finest … I talked to her in pleasant and respectful tone pointing out that it's not what you say to people but how you say it as you can see my tone in beginning of the video . She screamed at me that she worked 12 hours and jumped in my face that I can’t leave till y’all leave .. her reaction was to tell me that her manager doesn't like black people and everyone knows that . In her words " THEM " so I am a them now ?! As she straight kicked us out and jumped in my face saying she would beat me up.. This world that we live in is in a spiritual warfare ! I am APPALLED! STOP THE HATE ! Was I threat ? Do y’all hear my tone as I told her you didn’t have to tell me that ? After I asked her for management name .. Why the negative energy ? Please repost ! #stophate #stopracism my heart hurts because I am such a kind and pleasant woman who treats everyone with respect ! Ughhhh and she made me call her out her name as she put her hands and pushed my friend and I out . I am all about women empowerment and sisterhood ! My feelings are so hurt as I know her struggle is internally . Just look at her eyes .. 😞😞😞 #stopbullying #treatothershowyouwanttobetreated @nypost @nydailynews @shaunking #racist #badbusiness who you hire is a reflection of your company @dumbokitchen
On top of that, apparently annoyed that she’s being filmed with her disgusting attitude, the employee actually approaches the woman filming and seemingly attempts to smack the phone out of her hand.
“True racism at its finest,” Jeyfree said under the Instagram post. “As she straight kicked us out and jumped in my face saying she would beat me up.. This world that we live in is in a spiritual warfare ! I am APPALLED! STOP THE HATE ! Was I threat ? Do y’all hear my tone as I told her you didn’t have to tell me that ? After I asked her for management name .. Why the negative energy ?”
Dumbo Kitchen soon took up the issue after the post went viral, announcing that both the employee and the manager who was on duty that night had been fired.
Hate and Racism will not prevail. We do not stand by the sick comments by our ex-employee for a second. We pride ourselves on fairness and equality. We are taking legal action against these individuals immediately.
— Dumbo Kitchen (@dumbokitchen) November 13, 2017
The restaurant’s owner, Adam Ragib, told the Daily News that he is considering filing a civil claim against the now fired employee.
“It came as an absolute shock. It’s something we don’t believe in for one second,” Ragib said.