A FedEx worker is looking for a new job after his racist TikTok video cost him his job, according to the latest example of social media costing someone their career. The former FedEx driver says in the now-viral video that he refuses to deliver items to any customers that publicly support the #BlackLivesMatter movement and President Biden. According to @YahooNews, now-former FedEx employee Vincent Paterno, 39, chose to publicly proclaim that he refuses to do his job because he disagrees with individuals who support the Biden administration and #BlackLivesMatter in a profanity-filled, racist TikTok video.
Paterno stated in the video, “What’s up TikTok?” I just wanted to come on here and let everyone know that if you don’t have a flag in front of your house and a Joe Biden, Kamala f**king camel toe plastered up in front of your house, Black Lives Matter — I won’t deliver your s**t. I’m not going to deliver your s**t. I’ll take that back to the station and continuing doing what I’m doing. “Have a wonderful day.” Welp, Paterno won’t have to worry about delivering any goods any longer, as FedEx fired him after discovering the video thanks to hundreds of social media users who alerted the firm.
In response to the outcry, a FedEx spokeswoman issued a statement on the company’s behalf. “We are outraged by the behavior exhibited in this video, which does not represent FedEx’s views. The representative stated, “This employee is no longer delivering service on behalf of the company.” The video, which was first shared on TikTok on September 16th, has over 40,000 views and nearly 3,000 comments.