An employee at a vape shop in Atlanta, Georgia was fired after refusing to serve a customer wearing “Make America Great Again” hat and a pro-Trump t-shirt.
After a video of the incident went viral on the internet, the vape shop, Xhale City, apologized on its Facebook page.
“Tonight, we had an employee act improperly toward a customer,” the Facebook post read. “Xhale City does not tolerate this kind of behavior from its employees. When we identified the employee at fault, we fired him immediately. We’ve also spoken to the customer and apologized. We value our clients and treat them with respect and dignity, regardless of their political views.”
On the video, the employee, who Xhale City has declined to name, is seen yelling at the customer and saying he will not complete his transaction.
“F–k your capitalism,” the clerk is heard saying in the video. “F–k your president. He’s a racist, stupid piece of s–t. You’re a racist, stupid piece of s–t.”
Xhale City posted a video to its Facebook page later in the weekend showing the customer had returned and had forgiven the shop following the clerk’s firing.
In the second video, the customer, identified by Fox News as Ian Fergeson, said he would continue shopping at Xhale City and called on Trump supporters not to boycott the store over the incident.
Similar instances have occurred in the past. A restaurant manager in British Columbia was also fired earlier this year for refusing service to a Trump supporter in a “MAGA” hat.