UPDATED: Monday, October 5, 2015 12:00 PM ET
According to the AtlantaBlackStar, the man known as Geris Hilton (real name Gerod Roth) on Facebook has been terminated from his position at Polaris Marketing Group after a picture he posted on his page spurred hurtful and racially-charged comments about a co-workers Black child.
The company released a statement via Twitter to address Roth’s termination:
We’ll keep you updated with the latest.
A Facebook user who goes by the name of Geris Hilton posted a photo with a Black child, allegedly the son of his co-worker, then he and his friends decided to make racist “jokes” at the child’s expense.
Since the photo has gone viral, one of the commenters, Emily Irene Red, has allegedly been fired.
The child has been identified by his mother Sydney as Cayden Jace. She took to her Facebook page to express her gratitude for all of the support she has received.
His mother Sydney speaks about her beautiful son… #HisNameIsCayden pic.twitter.com/Hrp8zsjw6O
— ☥ Ife Johari ☥ (@IfeJohari) October 3, 2015
The hashtag #HisNameIsCayden is starting to gain traction on Twitter as more people become aware of this bigotry.
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