Twitter is going crazy after Kenyan comedian shared a video of him being attacked by racist couple.
If you haven’t heard of David the student then this story of him being attacked by a racist couple will forever remain on your mind. David was attacked while he was driving the couple, he works as a lyft taxi driver and when the incident happened he was smart enough to record the racial bias video that took place.
All was well until David asked them to wear a mask.
Since COVID happened there’s no denying that everyone is a high risk and the fact remains that you are responsible for your own health at this point. Drivers are one of the people who would be considered to be in a vulnerable position. Taxi drivers interact with a lot people, some who may be covid positive and refusing to wear a mask is simply selfish for the welfare of the driver and the client. However, when David asked the couple to wear a mask they started hurling insults.
The man seen on the video started using the “n” word and appears to be relieving himself. African Americans and Africans in America are often accused of intimidating other races even when it’s not true, the one thing that has saved millions of Africans is technology. David knew that the incident would be flipped on him so he decided to record instead.
After David posted the video which went viral action was taken against the couple.
Following the incident, the man has since
- Been fired from his job
- Banned from ever returning to the bar whose parking the incident took place.
- Banned from using the Lyft App ever again
Lyft also issued a statement and wrote:
“There is no place for discrimination of any sort in the Lyft community. This behaviour is unacceptable. We have permanently removed the rider from the Lyft community and are in touch with the driver to offer our support.”
The client apologized and claimed that his racial slurs were caused by his drunken state:
“I humbly apologize for my behaviour towards David K. the Lyft driver on Tuesday night. I should have never said the things I said nor acted like a complete idiot. He didn’t deserve that. Nobody does. I had too much to drink and lost control of my tongue and I said horrible things that I truly regret.”