Days Inn employee dismissed for making ‘deeply disturbing’ comments on reviews: “It was 100 percent racism’

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An employee of a Days Inn in Norfolk, Va., was fired after he was filmed directing “very disturbing” the comments of the guest, the hotel confirmed on Monday.

The employee’s actions came to light after the shared his footage on Instagram, in which the employee called him a “street punk”, a “prison boy” and a number of other comments about the guest and his appearance.

“Come on, prison boy… Good old prison boy, here. Look at the prison boy! Look at that f-ing dumba– hairstyle he has, looks like a f-ing joke,” the worker was seen says the guest, rather than to refer to the guest tattoos as “sh” on his face.


“I think you better before you find yourself in trouble, son,” the employee adds after the guest tells him that his stay at the Days Inn for two nights already.

WARNING: contains graphic Images and offensive language.

The employee later claims that he didn’t care if he is fired, and at one point even says, “I’m not going to lose my job over you.”


The guest, Boston-based singer and musician Joshua October, who was in town to perform in a club, shared the video on Instagram over the weekend, with the caption “Racism and discrimination must stop!!”

In the caption, October, claims that the strife began after the employee saw him take October found a free yogurt from the guest breakfast room. October says that he had done the same the previous day, and was not told otherwise.

“As soon as I picked up the yogurt, he came, [was] in the front of the door, and he started to yell at me, tell that I have it back,” October told WTKR.

According to the outlet, the hotel management only allows guests to take yogurt, 6 and 9 hours, but October claims there was no sign informing guests of the policies.

“It was so judgmental, it’s 100 percent discrimination, it was 100 percent racism behind that, because just the day before I picked up three yogurt,” October told WAVY.


A representative of Days Inn or Wyndham Worldwide, which owns the Days Inn brand, was not immediately available for comment for Fox News, but the hotel gave a statement to Yahoo Lifestyle, the confirmation of the employee is terminated, and apologizing to October.

“The comments made by this person are very worrying and are in no way a reflection of our brand values or our expectations of franchisees,” said Wyndham. “Upon learning of this incident, we immediately put the hotel’s owner, who has let us know that the person in question is no longer an employee of the hotel.

“We offer our sincere apologies to this guest, who will be receiving a full refund of the hotel, together with an additional fee as a gesture of good will on behalf of the brand.”

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