FedEx has parted ways with an employee driver who recorded himself saying he was not going to deliver packages to customers who support President Joe Biden, VP Kamala Harris, and the Black Lives Matter Movement.
According to New York Post, the fired employee, identified as Vincent Paterno, shared the viral video on TikTok on September 16. In the video, Paterno, who is wearing his work attire, is heard hurling expletives and using vulgar language to refer to Harris.
“What’s up TikTok. Just wanted to come on here and let all you know, if you have a Joe Biden, Kamala f—king camel toe posted up in front of your house, Black Lives Matter — I will not deliver your s—t,” he is heard saying in the video.
“I will not deliver your s–t. I will bring that back to the station. And I’ll keep doing that s–t. Have a good day.”
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Paterno was also seemingly in his delivery truck when he recorded the video. And in the wake of the recording, a spokesperson for FedEx released a statement saying the establishment was “appalled” by Paterno’s actions and added he had since been fired.
“We are appalled by the behavior depicted in this video, which does not reflect the views of FedEx,” the statement said. “This individual is no longer providing service on behalf of the company.”
However, Paterno claimed his former employers parting ways with him wasn’t as a result of the video as he had already notified his boss he was stepping down in August. He added he recorded the video a week before his final day at work.