Waitress fired for violent, racist tweet
GREELEY, Colo. (WGN) — A waitress in Colorado was reportedly let go after she sent out a racist tweet to vent about a low tip.
According to KMGH, the Texas Roadhouse server, Megan Olson, received backlash after she posted an anti-Mexican message on the Twitter. "If we had a real life purge I would kill as many Mexicans as I could in one night," the tweet read, according to screen captures published online by multiple news outlets. She also added an expletive-filled hashtag that included the words, "Learn how to tip."
Angered social media users reportedly sent the tweet to the Texas Roadhouse – Greeley Facebook page.
Spokesman Travis Doster told KMGH that once alerted the managing partner for the restaurant, who was mowing his lawn at the time, "immediately rushed to the restaurant, met with the employee who posted this disgusting tweet and she was terminated."
"This type of offensive, discriminatory language has absolutely no place at Texas Roadhouse," Doster said.
Olson's Twitter handle, @MeganCjOlson, appears to have since been replaced with an account named "Global Unity."
According to the report Olson apologized for the tweet with the following message on Facebook:
"I wrote hurtful, inconsiderate, insensitive and careless words and I understand the amount of people I have offended by that. There are no excuses for what I have done. I sincerely, from the bottom of my heart, apologize to everyone for my momentary lack of judgment. I want you all to know that I do not actually feel this way."
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