Two men are featured in a viral video reenacting George’s homicide in front of Black Lives Matter protesters in Franklin Township, NJ, costing them their jobs.
AceShowbiz -No act of racism is tolerated in the U.S., not even a reenactment of George Floyd’s homicide. A man lost his job and another has been suspended after they mocked the death of the 46-year-old African American at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer.
The two white men, who are reportedly President Donald Trump supporters, did the disgraceful act on Monday, June 8 as protesters marched past them in Franklin Township, NJ. One of them, acting as George, was lying face down on the ground while the second man was kneeling on his neck in front of the demonstrators.
After a video of the incident went viral, FedEx and New Jersey Department of Corrections, where the racist men worked, soon took action by denouncing their act. One of the man, James DeMarco, has been fired by FedEx as the company stated in a social media post, “FedEx holds its team members to a high standard of personal conduct, and we do not tolerate the kind of appalling and offensive behavior depicted in this video. The individual involved is no longer employed by FedEx. We stand with those who support justice and equality.”
The shipping giant also said in a statement to TMZ, “The behavior depicted in the video, which involved a FedEx employee, is appalling and offensive. The employee in question was immediately removed from all FedEx work duties while our investigation is concluded and all internal procedures are followed. A diverse and inclusive workforce is at the heart of our business, and we stand with those who support justice and equality.”
Meanwhile, New Jersey Department of Corrections said that the second individual in the video has been suspended from his “post and banned from NJDOC facilities pending a thorough and expedited investigation.” The department additionally thanked “the community for bringing” the “hateful and disappointing video” to its attention.
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