Party City staffer fired over shocking racist rant against black community; internet says, 'guess the party's over'
The Party City employee clarified, 'This is not who I am and for those who know me I'm sorry again if this affected you'
In the wake of Black Lives Matter protests, the cancel culture is going strong on the Internet. People who do not stand in solidarity with the movement are bearing the brunt and in one such incident, a video surfaced on the Internet where a woman couldn't stop hurling abuses at the BLM movement.
Soon, it started trending, with people canceling her and many even found out where she worked. "I got time toooodaaaaay! Her name is Jacqueline Michele DeLuca. She’s from Union City. She works at Party City in Secaucus. Twitter, I need y’all to do your thing with this one," one Twitter user posted along with the 45-second video.
No sooner was it brought into public eyes, Party City fired their employee along with a public clarification on Twitter. "Today at Party City, we became aware of a disturbing video post and notified the appropriate authorities due to the threatening and disgusting nature of the content. We have terminated the employee who produced and posted the video. We have zero-tolerance for this type of behavior and language." It further read, "Party City stands in solidarity with our Black colleagues, customers and communities as we condemn acts of racism, bigotry, and hate. Disregard for basic human rights of any kind has no place in our community or country, and certainly not at Party City."
The Internet is happy with Party City's swift action. "Damn Party City acted fast. Terminated a gross racist in less than 10 hours. That's how you have standards and maintain them y'all!" one said and another wrote, "Please hire me I will end racism." Another wrote, "Thanks for doing the right thing. Party City is on my shopping list now."
However, people can't stop slamming her and many are confused about why she is against black people. "I just don’t understand how the fuck are some Latinas racist against black people when your whole culture is black you talk, walk, dress, act black it’s over for this party city b***h," one tweet read and another said, "Damn girl... You work for Party City???? Guess the party's over."
Later, Jacqueline Michele DeLuca posted a long apology on Facebook. She wrote: "This is very hard to do being that my fear for everyone who chooses not to listen because no matter the situation or case to why I expressed myself this way in such a way will mean nothing. This is my apology to you ALL. I regret using such words against a race I know everyone is behind for and I never meant to hurt anyone in any way. I let anger get the best of me at the moment and I ask as a human to please forgive what I'm trying to get across."
She then clarified, "This is NOT who I am and for those who know me I'm sorry again if this affected you and to those who don't know me, I'm sorry x 100000000 because this is not someone I wished ppl to know me by but someone who is about change and equality and with everything going on, I was sucked into the evil and confusion and with all that being said I wish to everyone around the world, I hope what life has become doesn't affect you the way it has affected me."
However, angry followers slammed her for the comments and are not ready to accept the apology. "Go f**k yourself no one cares stupid," one comment read and another said, "Anyone accepting her apology? SMFH. Not meee!! And she’s from union city, even worst." Another wrote, "You’ve been at this for a while though and about other races too. So saying 'against a race i know everyone is behind' doesn’t sound very sincere. This doesn’t even sound like an apology, more like an I'm sorry I got caught."