Interracial Couple Upset Over ‘Jungle Fever’ Note Left By Valet
An interracial couple who says they were highly offended after finding a note on their valet parking stub alluding to their swirly relationship as a means of identifying them can now rest easy, as the culprit has been fired from his job.
via MyFox Atlanta
An interracial couple is upset about words left on a parking ticket stub outside of a restaurant in East Point. A parking attendant at Spondivits wrote the words “Jungle Fever” on the stub.
Kandea and Samuel Aarons said they drove from Columbus, Ga. to Atlanta to shop in the area and dine at the restaurant. They said the parking attendant at the restaurant was cordial, but they noticed the writing after they got back home.
“To me those words were racially motivated,” said Kandea Aarons.
The words are apparently a reference to the 1991 movie “Jungle Fever” directed by Spike Lee. The movie featured an interracial couple and the mostly negative reaction from the community to race mixing.
“I was upset but I was mainly disappointed. Disappointed that this is still taking place today. 2014. Especially in the big city of Atlanta,” said Samuel Aarons.
The corporate chef of Spondivits told FOX 5’s Morse Diggs that the valet parking company manager confronted an African-American employee that served the couple. He admitted to scribbling the message and he was terminated.
This was clearly in poor taste on the part of the former employee, but we have to wonder if a white employee who’d done the same would have been fired as well.
Do you think this man should have lost his job, Bossip fam? Let’s discuss.