A valet parking attendant in Georgia has lost his job after an interracial couple got their parking stub back with the words “jungle fever” scribbled on it.
The note is an apparent reference to the 1991 Spike Lee film about an interracial romance.
Kandea and Samuel Aarons stopped on their way to Atlanta to have dinner at Spondivits restaurant in East Point, WAGA-TV reported.
They parked their car and said the attendant was very polite.
But it wasn’t until they got home that they noticed the note on their parking stub.
“To me those words were racially motivated,” Kandea Aarons said.
“I was upset but I was mainly disappointed. Disappointed that this is still taking place today. 2014. Especially in the big city of Atlanta,” Samuel Aarons added.
The couple took their complaint to the restaurant and the restaurant took the complaint to the parking company.
Management at the valet parking company identified the employee behind the note, a black man, and fired him after he admitted to scribbling the words on the ticket, WAGA reported.
Despite the restaurant’s attempt to smooth things over with the Aarons by apologizing and offering them gift certificates, the couple is reportedly considering legal action with their attorney.
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