It was mentioned that the election of Donald Trump was a victory for anti-PC-culture. As in, now that Child Fists McOrange is our president, “individuals” now not need to be so anxious about utilizing the fallacious language or by chance offending anybody, and all people can let their racist/sexist/transphobic/homophobic/bigoted freak flags fly out within the open. Properly, that is likely to be the case… besides in the case of individuals saying sh-t about white people. All of a sudden political correctness is a MORAL IMPERATIVE, Y’ALL. In any other case all the salty white tears shall be shed as a result of a black individual DARED to seek advice from some white man as “that white boy.” That’s it. That’s the racist pejorative that was thrown round on this story. This story entails an American Idol contestant from 2005 named Bo Bice. Bo didn’t even win American Idol! However he’s nonetheless round and he hangs out in airports, consuming at Popeyes. That’s the place this racist aggression occurred.
He first made headlines in 2005, ending second place to Carrie Underwood on American Idol‘s fourth season. And now Bo Bice is again within the highlight — however for a really totally different cause. The 41-year-old singer and father of 4 made headlines lately after an worker at Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen referred to him as “white boy.”
The incident occurred at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Worldwide Airport on Dec. 30, the place the musician claimed a handful of African-American workers mocked his identify after he had ordered — calling him “Bow-Bow,” “Boo-Boo,” and “Bo-Bo.” Mistakenly ringing his order in twice, one of many group referred to as for him when his meals was prepared for a second time. That’s when Bice allegedly heard an worker yell, “He’s already received his — that white boy there.”
“If the tables had been turned and I, as a white male, handled any individual of ethnicity any approach resembling how she spoke to and handled me, I’d be thought-about insensitive and racist,” Bice wrote in a prolonged Fb put up concerning the incident. “Why is it that three or 4 Popeyes workers can overtly mock a courteous PAYING buyer in entrance of an airport terminal of individuals with none recourse and no apology?”
“I’m not a bigot — I like all people,” he informed Fox-5 on Tuesday. “If the tables had been turned and I used one thing as insensitive like that… I might be boycotted, there could be individuals not shopping for my albums, there could be individuals coming and picketing my exhibits and all the pieces else.”
Bice left a grievance on Popeyes’ company quantity, however took to social media concerning the incident after his name went unanswered. This time, he threatened authorized motion.
“All I need is an apology,” he informed Fox-5. “I don’t care in the event you’re Bo Bice, Bo Jackson, or Bo Diddly. Once you’re strolling by way of that airport, you need to be handled the identical. And while you’re giving your cash to an institution, you need to be handled the identical as anyone.”
In response, Mack II Inc. — which owns the Popeyes airport franchise — issued a press release to Fox-5, proudly owning as much as what occurred and saying the corporate is “very sorry that the incident occurred and for any ache or embarrassment that Mr. Bice skilled.
“The corporate doesn’t condone the conduct of one in all our associates and we took corrective motion as quickly as we have been made conscious of the incident,” the corporate continued. “Additionally, we would require re-training of our associates to make sure this remoted incident doesn’t happen once more. As well as, Mr. Bice has been issued an apology by the Normal Supervisor. We worth all of our prospects no matter race, faith, age, incapacity, gender, and so on.”
Bo Bice magnanimously REFUSED to have the Popeyes worker fired, though he did identify her (Shawana) in his Fb put up, and he additionally posted a photograph of her on his Twitter. He’s really been tweeting about this incident and posting long-winded diatribes on Fb about it for days now. Bo, within the final come-to-white-Jesus second, really wrote in a single put up: “The backlash on social media from talking out proves my level that now we have a serious downside with racial prejudice in our nation and society.” O RLY? The backlash towards a white man crying bitter, salty white tears is what made him notice that there’s an issue with racial prejudice on this society. Not all of these occasions that cops shot unarmed black males and boys. Not the systemic disenfranchisement of minority voters. Not the election of a person who referred to as Mexicans “rapists” and promised to create a database to trace Muslim residents. This incident at Popeyes was Bo Bice’s racial eye-opener, y’all.
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