Trinity Bethune informed ABC11 that she bought her first automobile on the dealership on Wednesday. She was excited to have the ability to do all of this along with her personal cash.
Nonetheless, that shortly modified when Bethune seemed on Fb on Thursday and noticed a submit on the dealership’s web page that learn, “Congratulations to Bon Quisha on her 2016 Toyota Camry.”
VIDEO: Trinity Bethune is a 21-year-old, young-professional, who works as a private care assistant in Cumberland County.
This is what she needed to say about being referred to as “Bon Quisha” on the Lumberton Honda dealership Fb web page after shopping for her very first automobile on Wednesday. pic.twitter.com/zWmgfakT6i
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Bethune, in shock and disbelief, responded to the submit. She stated, “I am undecided if this can be a ‘joke’ or one thing however my title is certainly Trinity Bethune. I am very offended by this submit, it is virtually a racial slur. If I am not addressed by MY title then please do not tackle me in any respect.”
Bethune says the submit was up for greater than an hour earlier than it was deleted. The screenshots shortly spreading on social media and went viral on Tik Tok.
“The title ‘Bon Quisha’ it looks like a stereotype for somebody, , for them to be like ghetto,” Bethune informed ABC11. “It is one thing individuals use in the direction of Black individuals as a racial slur and as an offensive time period.”
The 21-year-old works as a private care assistant in Cumberland County. She stated it is hurtful to be diminished to a stereotype.
“I really feel like my character was performed with. I imply, I believe I carry myself in a really properly method,” she stated.
ABC11 spoke to the dealership proprietor off-camera. He informed us that the worker who made the offensive submit has been fired. In addition they reached out to Bethune to apologize on Thursday.
The proprietor, who famous he was Native American, says the motion of that one particular person doesn’t signify their numerous group of staff.
Bethune tells ABC11 that she is contemplating some type of authorized motion.
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