- A North Carolina woman ordered pizza from Domino’s on Monday night.
- She was shocked and disturbed to find that the N-word was written on her order.
- The employee who wrote the slur has since been fired.
- The store’s supervisor also apologised to her.
On Monday night, Myasia Nelson ordered pizza from Domino’s for her family. But when Nelson went to pick up her meal, she didn’t see it under her name on the board – instead, it appeared that her order been placed under the N-word, CBS-affiliated WFMY reports.
Junior Snyder, a supervisor at the Burlington, North Carolina, location of the franchise said that the employee, who has not been named, “made a mistake” when taking Nelson’s order, placing it under a variation of the N-word instead of her name name.
“The employee said he couldn’t hear what she was saying, he asked her twice, and apparently he just didn’t know how to spell it and punched in something is what he said,” Snyder said.
But Nelson is sceptical. “They don’t sound the same, they’re not similar words at all,” she told the outlet of her name and the slur.
She also believes that what happened at Domino’s was racially motivated.”Racial discrimination,” she said of the incident.”That’s what I feel like it is because if it were anyone else they would have never done that.”
Snyder told WFMY that the employee no longer works for Domino’s and that she has since apologised to Nelson. But Nelson told WFMY that the employee has not apologised to her personally.
“All I can do is make sure it doesn’t happen again and train and make sure everyone understands we don’t tolerate this,” Snyder said.
“As you might expect, this behaviour is repulsive and intolerable and has no place in our brand,” a representative for Domino’s said in a statement to INSIDER “There are more than 15,000 Domino’s units in 90 countries around the world – we are a diverse, inclusive brand and there is no tolerance for that behaviour.”
Nelson said this experience has already had an impact on her.”I don’t want my daughter growing up being called the words that they wrote about me, or being called any type of name,” she said.
Nelson was also offered a $US50 Domino’s gift card, but she declined the offer, as she said it “is not worth what they did to me.”
Editor’s note: this post has been updated.
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