Two old white ladies ruined their own trip to Burger King after yelling at a Hispanic man to speak English or “go back to Mexico.” As it turns out, that man is from Puerto Rico, is a U.S. citizen, and also is the manager of that particular Burger King. Long story short, those old women will have to take their business to Dairy Queen from now on.
Two ignorant women scold Puerto Rican man to “go back to Mexico.”— Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@QasimRashid) July 11, 2019
The man, who is of course an American, ends up being the store manager & makes the women leave.
Then, it turns out the Burger King owner is indeed Mexican!
The footage was captured by Neyzha Borrero in Eustis, Florida, then posted to Facebook where it has so far gotten over 66,000 views. According to ABC News, the incident began when the two ladies complained about an employee speaking Spanish on the job. The store manager defended the employee, and things quickly got pretty overtly racist.
“You’re in America, you should speak American English,” one of the women can be heard saying as the video starts. “Go back to Mexico if you want to keep speaking Spanish.”
“Guess what ma’am, I’m not Mexican,” the store manager shoots back. “I’m not Mexican but you’re being very prejudiced and I want you out of my restaurant right now.”
One of the women says she’ll leave after finishing her meal, and then, in a twist of sweet justice, the manager threatens to call the cops on them. He then angrily calls them “ignorant and disrespectful,” to which one of the women responds “we aren’t in-dor-it!”
Is this a real video or an SNL sketch?
In one final bit of karmic magic, the manager then informs the women that the owner of the Burger King franchise they’re eating in is Mexican. One of the women says that he must therefore always speak English. “He does not,” says the store manager.
The women then leave after being called inconsiderate, rude, and prejudiced, and being told never to come back again. At least they bus their own table.
After human rights activist and attorney Qasim Rashid posted the video on Twitter, people had nothing but praise for the store manager.
Beautiful. I'm all for taking care of the elderly but if that many years hasn't taught you how to treat other people then, gtfoh! So glad he was the manager and had the authority to kick them out! https://t.co/hOHAnF35Os— Magna Gopal (@magnagopal) July 11, 2019
Being old doesn't mean you can get away with this bullshit. Shoutout to that dude for maintaining his composure even though if he didn't I would still be saying shoutout to that dude. https://t.co/eOt323zGrh— Stefan Ur'Kel's Kid (@DannyOcion) July 11, 2019
Lady tried to backtrack. Get outta here.— James Syme (@jcsyme) July 11, 2019
He handled that with extreme restraint. https://t.co/FpFH6YpLt0
Have a nice day and don't come back - perfection https://t.co/2OCUkKurkh— Blah Blah Blah (@bosoxsiobhan) July 11, 2019
Thank you for standing up for yourself and decency . This manager handled this situation and " these women " perfectly . I would happily eat at this place . https://t.co/oujRY6y15N— Allen H Grissom (@ranes56) July 11, 2019
I often speak "Spanglish" with family and friends in public. If this ever happens to me, I hope I'd be as cool and collected as this guy, but frankly, I doubt it. https://t.co/Usre2Emet5— Luis Moreno (@LuisMorenolg) July 11, 2019
Yaaaaaaaaa . This is what we all need to be doing. Stand your ground against haters. Look out for each other. https://t.co/TQgIdfenvv— Gabbizart (@Klassylady20062) July 11, 2019
Others were simply happy to see some racists get what was coming to them for once.
Somebody come get your racist grandmas. https://t.co/iD5oBOPIBd— Jess (@ShackletonDVM) July 11, 2019
You would think at that age, they wouldn't want to waste so much of the little energy they have left ???? https://t.co/r2Kcy0o2T4— JR, Come Back (@andrea9192) July 11, 2019
Bye, Racist Old Felicias! https://t.co/Vz3yeYsXIW— Cherylyn/FabuNOLA (@FabuNOLA) July 11, 2019
Without any embarrassment whatsoever they make themselves look like exactly what they are. https://t.co/3QxlsERaSg— victor mattoon (@VictorMattoon) July 11, 2019
Ah, the smell of double burning bigots for the extra crispy embarassment. https://t.co/dHgUBzquUe— Skipai Otter (@skipai) July 11, 2019
these types of people, and it isn't just old people sadly, are so self-absorbed that they think anyone speaking a different language MUST be talking about them or plotting something nefarious https://t.co/pqovrLCHwT— vaccine haver (@kerrence) July 11, 2019
Do you speak arabic when you go to dubai or Egypt or morocco? The answer is no so shut the f up. Racist ass b*itches https://t.co/SF95xjN8yw— samuel Edward (@SamEdwardx) July 11, 2019
Oh look. It’s the root of the problem. Old ass ignorant, racist white people. https://t.co/73ZiGKQONU
— Little Princess Bee (@LittleEmmyBee) July 11, 2019
Wait until they find out how many employees at nursing homes speak Spanish.