Party City fires New Jersey woman after viral racist rant
Party City announced that a New Jersey employee has been fired after a viral video showed them repeatedly using racial slurs.
“We have zero tolerance for this type of behavior & language,” the party supply store chain said in a statement on Twitter.
“Party City stands in solidarity with our Black colleagues, customers and communities, and we condemn acts of racism, bigotry and hate. Disregard for basic human rights of any kind has no place in our communities or country, and certainly not at Party City.”
Throughout her expletive-ridden comments, made while driving, DeLuca repeatedly uses the n-word.
— Party City (@PartyCity) June 12, 2020
Her response before and after getting fired pic.twitter.com/BUt2e6fNVl
— Noah Lisiecki (@NOAHDAAWESOME) June 12, 2020
After her rant went viral and Party City condemned her behavior, DeLuca posted an apology on her Facebook.
“This is NOT who iam,” she wrote in the apology. “I’m sorry again if this affected you and to those who dont know me im sorry x 100000000 because this is not someone I wished ppl to know me by but someone who is about change and equality and with everything going on.”