An unidentified Uber customer has been banned from the platform after berating a driver on Wednesday morning. The aforementioned woman used racial slurs against the black driver and also physically assaulted him. Since then, netizens have taken to social media to express their disgust at the incident.
The shocking incident took place in front of the Cathedral Heights building on Wisconsin Avenue, near the National Cathedral in Washington DC.
The Washingtonian Problems Twitter account uploaded a video of the incident that took place in the DC metropolitan area. In the video, a van can be seen parked on the street with the rear passenger door open. The woman and man can also be seen arguing on the sidewalk.
In the video, the woman can be heard screaming:
“Your phone wasn’t plugged in!”
The Uber driver responded with “Get the shit out of my face.”
Then the client said:
“I employ you, I am your boss.”
The Uber driver can then be seen raising his hand and trying to signal to the woman that she was invading her personal space. However, she continued to yell at him saying:
“I’m your fucking boss, you’re a little piece of shit. nigga.”
The driver then responds to his client by saying, “You’re an ab***h,” to which she replies, “Am I an ab***h? You’re a slave.
As he yelled at the man that his phone battery was low, she continued to sneer:
“I asked for a phone charger you fucking ignorant black.”
The video ends with the woman hurling another racial slur and shoving the man.
Netizens react to video of an Uber customer using racial slurs
Netizens were outraged to see the woman’s behavior. Many were horrified and felt sympathy for the driver. Several netizens were eager to find personal details about the woman in hopes of getting her fired from her occupation. However, such information was not published at the time of writing this article.
Some tweets say:
Neighbors share details about racist incident
In an interview with News 4, neighbor Alex revealed that cops ended up responding at the scene and spoke to the driver. However, the driver refused to file a complaint. He also revealed that the racist woman asked the Uber driver if she could use a phone charger. However, when he couldn’t do it, he got angry. The driver stopped and ended the trip. It was then that the two ended up in a fight in the streets.
“I mean I wanted to make sure this guy was safe and I think it’s important to capture when people act that way and honestly control others.”
Steve Mason, a neighbor, also expressed his disbelief over the incident:
“We don’t know what happened before that, but it doesn’t matter. There is no call for any kind of racism.”
Neighbor Jennifer Hightower said she was shocked the woman was using racial slurs even in 2022. She further added:
“We have a lot more work to do.”
Uber confirmed in a statement that they do not condone such behavior and announced that it has banned the passenger’s account from the ride-sharing platform.
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