FedEx is facing serious backlash including boycotts after an employee said he and another were fired for a viral confrontation with a customer near Leesburg, GA.
#BoycottFedEx trended on Twitter Wednesday night as the video featuring two FedEx employees and a customer received millions of views in a matter of hours.
The short video showed the last moments of the two employees and a customer. It starts off with the black driver telling the white customer, "But you didn’t have to come out here cussing at me like that like some child.”
Update FedEx called and told me to take down this video and fired both of us Today .. I’m reposting this video because people like him doesn’t matter white or any race should never disrespect essential workers putting their lives in jeopardy especially with this covid-19 pic.twitter.com/Fw0S5gNRso
— antonio braswell (@Toniob38) May 20, 2020
When the driver is getting back in his truck you hear the customer ask, "Where you going?"
“Man, I ain’t finna waste my time with you. You got my information,” the driver replies. “They’ll find me. They’ll find me. You need to get your glasses back on."
As he is leaving the driver hears the customer saying he thought the two employees were going to be "waiting for cops."
“Yeah, I thought you were gonna whoop my ass, too,” the driver fired back.
Many people are fired up about these two men losing their job over the incident.
Really @fedex? This is how you show gratitude to the Black essential workers who put their lives on the line everyday and are dying more from both racism and the virus? #BoycottFedEx https://t.co/JMiV5zeuA6
— brittany packnett cunningham does not do remixes. (@MsPackyetti) May 20, 2020
Until FedEx issues an apology to the two African American drivers it fired and offers them their jobs back, my company Cool Quit will not be using FedEx to deliver our medications and medical devices to our patients and will instead use USPS and other mail carriers. #BoycottFedEx
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) May 21, 2020
FedEx takes extremely seriously any allegations of discrimination, retaliation, or improper employment actions.
These individuals are employed by an independent service provider and FedEx will be conducting a thorough investigation into these claims. While we conduct this investigation FedEx will provide employment for these drivers.
A GoFundMe has been set up for Antonio and the other delivery man and it has over $50,000 in it already.
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