Rochelle Robinson has lost her job, but not her spirit, after posting a questionable selfie to Instagram.
Oh, no. (via The Daily Dot)
If you've ever worked in the service industry, you know it's quite true that you will be interacting with a large number of very rude white people. Rude people absolutely exist amongst all races, but white people frequently exhibit the most exhilarating combination of entitlement and self-involvement that can make waiting on them a nightmare. I once had a white lady watch me burn myself horribly with soup and, instead of asking if I was okay, said, "That reminds me, the special soup yesterday was lukewarm."
Ms. Robinson was working her job at the Brookfield Zoo and decided to take a selfie. Sometimes a few likes can carry you through the day, right? Along with her post she wrote the following:
"Wassup y'all? At work serving these rude ass white people."
While her friends might have just had a chuckle over her choice of caption or given a knowing sigh, Rochelle Robison also tagged the zoo, which meant anyone looking at photos of the place would see her photo. Then they'd think, "Hey, she's talking about me! I am OUTRAGED."
As you can imagine, everyone lost their shit:
Well, she did get fired, duh. Even if her post wasn't inflammatory, you cannot ever publicly indicate that you don't enjoy your job without losing that job. After the local news picked up the story, the zoo posted this to their Facebook page:
There ya go. A 23-year-old woman is out of the job for her poor judgement and a pretty mild criticism of the daily disrespect she receives from white people. That was easy! Most of the comments are in support of the zoo, but there are a few in support of Robinson, giving a different perspective:
We hate looking at ourselves, gross! (via Brookfield Zoo)
Thank you for admitting your mistake. (via Brookfield Zoo)
As for Robinson, she has a message for her critics:
Later, haters. (via Facebook)