Dunkin’ Donuts Rant Causes Racial Stir
[Warning:] NSFW language contained in this post
Earlier this week, a woman named Taylor Chapman (pictured) recorded her trip to a Dunkin’ Donuts store. She was on a quest to procure free sweets, as she claims she was not given a receipt by the restaurant the day before. The video was uploaded to YouTube, and would have simply joined the myriad of disgruntled customer videos found online but for one thing – the woman hurled racial slurs at Dunkin’ Donuts workers.
The video has now gone viral, just as Chapman said she hoped it would in the video. However, Chapman hadn’t counted on being the subject of the internet’s scorn and disdain.
“This shit’s about to go live, bitch,” said Chapman to one of the workers. “Right on Facebook, ’cause I already posted what your dumb ass did last night. So I hope you’re happy, with your little fucking sand-nigger self, ’cause I’m about to nuke your whole planet from Mars. You think ya’ll are tough, big bad arabs bombing the trade center? I’ll show you tough.”
According to Chapman’s Twitter account, she lives in Ocala, Florida, though in the video she states that she is originally from Indiana.
Instead of getting an employee fired as the woman had hoped, the workers seen in the video are now being honored by Dunkin’ Donuts. The company posted to its Twitter account this week that it is “proud” of how its employees handled the situation, and plans to recognize them in some way. As seen in the video, the employees quietly dealt with Chapman’s ranting, politely offering her free food and not reacting to her racist rant.
@grumpyhaus We’re proud of how r crew member handled this situation. The franchise owner of the restaurant plans 2 recognize the crew member
— Dunkin’ Donuts (@DunkinDonuts) June 11, 2013