Hipster real estate agent fired after video of him racially abusing a bouncer goes viral
Chris Giardina's company fired him after the video gained a lot of views on social media; police have not made any arrests
A video of a New York real estate agent has gone viral after he was caught yelling racist remarks at an African American bouncer outside a Brookyln bar in the early hours of June 1.
According to reports, the incident happened after 29-year-old Chris Giardina, who has been described by many as a hipster, was kicked out of The House of Yes on Wyckoff Avenue.
Even the Mexican bystander who shot the 6-minute video was not spared from the racist tirade, and was left stunned by the insensitive nature of the outburst.
Giardina can be seen quite early in the video getting very annoyed with the fact that he was thrown out of the bar and starts verbally attacking the bystander and the bouncer.
The real estate agent can be heard using the n-word at the bouncer and other expletives. The Hispanic man filmed the entire thing and uploaded it on Facebook.
The real estate agent can be heard screaming: "Touch me again you f****** n*****!". Throughout the entire rant, however, the bouncer remained calm and composed. He did not react even once to the racist remarks.
Giardina then turns to the Latino man, Rahir Cozart, and starts attacking him after he runs out of things to yell at the bouncer. He says: "Yeah I said it, 'cause he's punching me you f****** s***!"
Giardana is originally from Boston. In the video he can be seen holding a phone to his ear and calling the police. He tells the officers that they need to arrest the bouncer because he had been punched by him. The reason for being punched, according to Giardina, was because he had used the wrong door at the bar to leave the venue.
The real estate agent can be heard telling the police on the phone: "Get a cop here now or I'm going to end up burying this black guy."
He keeps threatening the bouncer: "I will bury you. You hit me in the face like a dirty, f****** black person. You'll lose your job and you'll lose your house. Trust me."
He then asks: "What is this, Harlem?" The bouncer, thankfully, does not react to any of the comments that Giardina throws at him.
Giardana used to work as a real estate agent for MySpace NYC, a hipster aparment broker in the city. However, soon after the incident came to light he was fired from the company for the racist comments he made againt the bouncer and the bystander.
Shawn Mullahy, the principal broker in the company, told the New York Post: "I was very disappointed in the video to say the least. I was embarrassed and saddened by it. It's not in line with the company culture or values."
Giardina also had a say in the incident and told the publication that even though he was drunk, he is not a racist. According to the real estate agent, someone other than him at the scene had first used the n-word.
He told the New York Post: "The word that I used, that I'm embarrassed by using, was being thrown around the entire time. It was already in the air. It doesn't make me a racist; it makes me an idiot."
Giardana then said that he could not immediately remember if anyone was swearing at the Latino population during the incident. He can be heard in the video attacking Cozart, the Hispanic bystander, as well.
The real estate agent then told the publication that the video had been "manipulated" to make him look like a bad person. He also claimed that the crowd that were present outside the bar at the time was "actually on my side". This was, of course, till the moment he started using inappropriate racist language. The police have said that no arrests have been made in the incident.