A Canadian woman has been fired from her job after a video showed her uttering racist comments to a group of men in a restaurant, VICE News reports.
The five-minute video starts with the woman, identified as Kelly Pocha, shouting at a group of men sitting at a table next to hers at a Denny’s restaurant in Lethbridge, Alberta.
“Well shut your f**king mouth then, cause you know what, you’re dealing with a Canadian woman right now and I will leap across the table and punch you right in your f**king mouth,” said Pocha at the start of the footage.
As the video continues, she can be heard saying, “Go back to your f***king country,” and “You’re not Canadian,” after one of the men told her, “We’re all Canadian.” The widely watched video was posted to Facebook by Monir Omerzai on Tuesday night. He said the confrontation happened in the middle of April.
In an interview with Global News, Pocha explained that the men were disrespecting her, which led her to become really heated. She admitted she’d had a few drinks before the tirade happened.
On Wednesday, her employer Cranbrook Dodge confirmed on its Facebook page that Pocha has been terminated. “[We] want all of our friends, families, colleagues, and customers to know that this behaviour does not reflect the values of Cranbrook Dodge in any way,” said dealership owner Dave Girling.
— Cranbrook Dodge (@Cranbrook_Dodge) May 9, 2018
Watch the video below: