A Tennessee woman seriously shut down her server on Facebook after the waitress posted a racist message on Snapchat.
According to The New York Daily News, 22-year-old Chelsea Mays and four of her choir friends visited Cheddar’s restaurant in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, after a church service this past Sunday.
To her knowledge, the group enjoyed their meal, laughing with the waitress who was – get this – a friend of one of the girls at the table.
Everything was gravy. It wasn’t until later in the day when one of her friends sent out an alarming Snapchat: the waitress’ selfie with the words, “I’m so hungover and have a section full of n—-rs right now,” captioned at the bottom.
Mays quickly logged onto Facebook to file her response:
“Yesterday this photo of a Murfreesboro Cheddars employee started circulating on social media. Being as though I was lucky enough to be one of the ‘n—-rs’ she speaks of, I feel it’s only necessary to give my view!” she began.
“You never truly know the person behind the smile,” she said. “No matter how much love and joy you spread, there will always be someone with hate in their heart towards you, regardless if it’s in your face or when you leave. It’s up to you how you handle it.”
Mays ended the post saying that had she not evolved into a better person, the incident would have ended much differently:
“I am personally extremely proud of myself. If this had of been Chelsea a couple years ago, Cheddars [would] have been flipped upside down. But now I just feel sorry for her.”
As a result of the racist Snap, Cheddar’s released a statement:
“We, ourselves, were shocked and offended after learning one of our servers had posted comments on social media that were hurtful and derogatory,” a restaurant spokesman told WSMV-TV.
“This type of behavior will never be tolerated in our restaurants. The server was immediately suspended and ultimately terminated after our internal investigation.”
In the end, it proves the lesson: beware of what you post on social media!