An unidentified Uber customer was banned from the platform after berating the driver on Wednesday morning. The aforementioned women used racial slurs on the black driver and made physical attacks on him. Since then, netizens have expressed their dissatisfaction with the incident on social media.
shocking event It happened in front of the Cathedral Heights building on Wisconsin Avenue near the National Cathedral in Washington, DC.
The Twitter account Washingtonian Problems uploaded a video of the incident in the DC metropolitan area. In the video, an SUV can be seen parked on the street with the rear passenger door open. The man and woman can also be seen arguing on the sidewalk.
In the video, the woman can be heard yelling:
“Your phone is not plugged in!”
The Uber driver hit back, saying “get the hell out of me”.
The client went on to say:
“I hire you, I’m your boss.”
The Uber driver can then be seen raising his hand in an attempt to signal to the woman that she is invading his personal space. However, she continued to yell at him:
“I’m your fucking boss, you little bastard. n****r.
The driver then retorts to his customer, “You’re an ab****h,” to which she responds, “I’m an ab***h? You’re a slave.”
While yelling at the man that her phone is out of battery, she continued to sneer:
“I want a phone charger, you fucking ignorant bastard.”
The video ends with the woman throwing another man racial slur And push that man.
Netizens react to video of Uber customer using racial profiling
Netizens were outraged when they saw the woman’s behaviour. Many people were shocked and expressed sympathy for the driver. Some netizens were eager to know the woman’s personal information, hoping that she would be fired. However, no such information has been released at the time of writing.
Some tweet read:
Neighbor shares details about racist incident
In an interview with News 4, neighbor Alex revealed that police eventually responded at the scene and spoke to the driver. However, the driver refused to complain.She also revealed that Uber drivers were asked to racist Whether women can use mobile phone chargers. However, when she couldn’t, she got angry. The driver then parked the car on the side of the road and ended the trip. At this moment, the two had a dispute on the street.
“I mean, I want to make sure that this person is safe, and I think it’s important to capture the way people are behaving and honestly check on other people.”
Neighbor Steve Mason also expressed disbelief at what was happening:
“We don’t know what happened before that, but it doesn’t matter. There weren’t any racist calls.”
Neighbor Jennifer Hightower said she was appalled that the woman was using racist comments even in 2022. She further added:
“We still have a lot of work to do.”
Uber confirmed in a statement that they do not condone such behavior and announced that they had banned the passenger’s account from the ride-sharing platform.