Two Florida Papa John‘s delivery drivers have reportedly been fired, after being caught calling African Americans racial slurs and terrible tippers.
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Accidentally captured on voice mail by a customer, one of the deliveryman is heard asking, “Did he tip you?” In response, his co-worker says, “Nope, not at all. I guess that’s the only requirement for being a N*gger in Sanford.”
His friend then brings up the stereotype that Black folks don’t tip,”Yeah, they give me five bucks. They’re fine, outstanding African-American gentlemen of the community.”
Then the other co-worker breaks in to a rendition of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “The Marriage Of Figaro,” but with a little twist, replacing the “F” in Figaro with a “N.” Another song, “N*ggy N*gg,” is introduced afterward, featuring the refrain, “F*ckin,’ F*ckin,’ F*ckin,’ N*gger, N*gger. F*ck, F*ck, F*ck the N*gger!”
Watch and listen to the racist taunts here:
Once their song is finished, the deliveryman asks if the customer was really Black to which the co-worker responds, “Yeah, yeah, so black, f*ckin’ fireflies follow around in the daytime.
The supreme irony here is that the deliveryman is lying about not receiving a tip. In a video posted to World Star, the customer in question reveals he actually tipped 21 percent.
On Monday, Papa John’s CEO and Chairman John Schnatter apologized through the company’s Facebook page for the conduct:
Friends, I am extremely concerned to learn about the reprehensible language used by two former employees in one of our restaurants,” he wrote. “Their thinking and actions defy both my personal and the company’s values, and everything for which this company stands.