Words: Steve Brown
A pizza restaurant in Toronto has sacked an employee after he was filmed calling a customer a ‘f****t’.
Last week, Jeremy Mizu went to Gino’s Pizza in the Canadian city where he was subjected to homophobic abuse by one of the employees.
In a recording of the incident, the employee asks why Mizu is filming and then says: “Because you’re a f****t?”
Mizu shared the clip on social media with the caption: “Last night I was called a faggot and told to leave store because I opened the door and it was cold.
“This is the worker after the manager had been standing up for him. Here he is calling me a faggot and smirking.”
Last night I was called a faggot and told to leave store because I opened the door and it was cold. This is the worker after the manager had been standing up for him. Here he is calling me a faggot and smirking. https://t.co/PJlns46rZK— Jeremy Mizu (@MizuJeremy) February 15, 2020
After the video went viral, Gino’s Pizza have issued a statement and revealed the employee has since been fired.
The statement read: “After being alerted to this situation by the Twitter community, Gino’s Pizza management has been investigating this issue.
“This was clearly a violation of our staff conduct policies and code of ethics that all of our employees must adhere to.
“We take this matter extremely seriously and as a result the employee involved has been terminated.
“Gino’s Pizza is a supporter of the LGBTQ community and apologies for the actions of this former employee.”
Thank you all for bringing this to our attention. We’re taking this matter very seriously. The employee involved has been terminated. pic.twitter.com/6BtSs1JEC9— Gino's Pizza (@GinosPizzaCDN) February 15, 2020