A Brief History of People Getting Fired for Social Media Stupidity

17 of the most offensive and dumb Twitter, Facebook and Instagram fails

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The Bartender Who Called Black People Un-hirable
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The Bartender Who Called Black People Un-hirable

Making explicitly racist statements is always wrong – and it's extra dumb in an era when right-wingers have worked so hard on establishing coded language to help racists cloak their bigotry in euphemisms. Witness the case of Jessica Harr, who is white, and worked as a bartender at the Chicago nightclub Proof in her spare time from spewing old-school racist pseudo-science on Facebook. Throwing caution, good sense and punctuation to the wind, Harr wrote, "wow so insane how one race of people can be so fucking incompetent and disgusting…. they make everything dirty ignorant and cant act like normal human beings." She went on to toss in some racial slurs and "apes," adding, "Even when theyre in their 40's they cant act intelligent. and they wonder why they cant find jobs?!?! Id never fucking hire one either." In the end it was Harr who had to hit the job market – she got the axe for her racist screed.

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