The passenger invoked Trump whereas threatening the black Lyft driver's livelihood. (Picture through video nonetheless)
Robert Ortiz, the 33-year-old Puerto Rican homosexual man who viciously berated his black Lyft driver with racist jibes that included a proud assertion that he voted for Trump, is claiming he isn't racist after apologizing.
On the finish of the day, my actions had been unjustifiable. There's nothin' that I may say behind that however this no —
That's how he began his WPIX apology interview, earlier than additionally saying:
I used to be drinkin', quite a lot of the stuff that I mentioned I didn't even bear in mind until the following day …
Seems like excuses. Alcohol mentioned it, not me! He additionally claims the motive force was discriminating towards him and his associates as a result of he's Hispanic and homosexual, one other excuse!
He additionally desires individuals to know he's not racist, however he’s — what he mentioned is racist, and never casually racist. He was making an attempt to claim privilege over the motive force (over a dispute about music!) and fails to personal that. He even says:
It was simply issues that I mentioned as a result of I felt … I felt … just a few kind of manner at that second.
The truth that he says the phrases had been meaningless to him is all of the extra proof that he's a racist jerk. Utilizing phrases that imply a lot to others was meant to intimidate and beat down the motive force, and he is aware of that.
So why apologize now? He bought shit-canned from his job. Oddly, WPIX frames his apology uncritically, even claiming he teared up whereas talking — which isn't within the video. No tears.
I don't suppose individuals who fuck up on this manner ought to by no means once more be allowed to work, however don't ask me to care about them once they're so insincere.
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