Georgia Xhale City vape store worker fired after refusing to serve Ian Furgeson after entering store wearing MAGA hat and Trump shirt.
A Georgia vape shop worker has been fired after viral video showed the man going on a dramatic expletive rant after refusing to serve a customer donning a MAGA hat and Trump t-shirt.
Ian Furgeson, 36, walked into Xhale City in Tucker on Friday to buy some items only to soon become entangled in a dispute with store employee who asked him to leave- moments after entering the shop.
Furgeson, sporting a MAGA hat and Trump shirt, took out his phone and began to goad the store clerk.
‘I have just been asked to leave the store. He greeted me, that was nice. I did find the item that I wanted and the next thing he said was he’d like me to leave,’ Furgeson said.
The employee is seen asking Furgeson to stop recording- telling him if he refuses to stop- he’ll call the police.
Unfazed, Furgeson told the employee he looked forward to releasing the video and continued provoking the employee.
Eventually the employee loses his temper and tries to hit Furgeson’s phone out of his hand saying: ‘F*** off, f*** off dude. Get the f*** out of here. I f***ing can’t stand y’all racist mother f***ers.’
Then he calls someone to complain about the customer and says: ‘He’s wearing some Trump bullsh*t…I’m not serving anyone that has to do with that f***er. I’m going to call the cops and have him leave.
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The two go head to head, Furgeson ranting on about how he’s not racist and how he wants to purchase a vape juice for his wife, speaking over the employee’s plea for him to leave.
All the while a customer is waiting to be served and quietly observes their fight.
It’s then the employee is heard yelling, ‘Leave the store! Leave the store! I don’t give a f***! Get out! No!!! Get the f*** out!!!’
Furgerson in turn retorts, ‘Just sell me the f***ing product so I can leave.’
The employee then gives in and fetches what he wants.
But matters only escalate when Furgeson chides, ‘God bless America. Capitalism wins again’, with the employee exploding and saying, ‘F*** your capitalism. F*** your f***ing president. He’s a racist stupid piece of sh*t.’
Furgeson in turn says, ‘Ring it up. Do my bidding. Sell it to me, punk’.
The employee then reaches a new level of outrage- refusing to ring up Furgeson before wildly remonstrating, ‘Get out! F*** off! F***!’
Furgeson finally leaves the store, all the while, saying ‘Check it out, he’s still your president. Go f*** yourself’ and giving the store employee the middle finger as he leaves the store.
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Furgeson posted the video to Facebook with the caption ‘Trump derangement syndrome strikes again’.
Needless to say- the incident has sparked wide debate, with some siding with the clerk- saying he was justified to ask Furgeson to leave. Trump supporters rallied for the store worker’s firing.
‘Did you call corporate? Does this ass hat still have a job? Omg crazy!’ one Facebook user posted.
‘This place will lose a lot of business now that this is video is viral n i hope he gets fired!’ one Facebook user wrote.
‘This is the society we live in. “I don’t like what your shirt says so I’m going to throw a temper tantrum!” Surprised he didn’t fall on the floor kicking and screaming like a child!’ another added.
‘That store employee should be fired! His personal opinion does not give him the right to act this way to a customer,’ another added.
‘this is the kind of leftist trash that is out there. Completely out of their Psychopathic Minds,’ another user posted.
‘Why was he calling you racists? What started this because that man seemed to not like you as well? Hm….??? This dude totally flipped a lid but u kept talking down on him so… y’all both were wrong here,’ another Facebook commenter said.
‘Service Refusal is a right retained by businesses to be used at their discretion. They are not allowed to discriminate based on the protected classes, but political alignment is not among those aforementioned classes. Therefore, as per law, the cashier has the authority to ask the patron to leave,’ one Facebook user wrote.
Xhale City Georgia vape store worker fired:
Furgeson said Xhale City’s corporate office got in touch with him afterwards and told him the employee was fired.
A Facebook page for Xhale City appeared to confirm the firing before the page was deleted altogether, according to News Flare.
‘To our friends and customers, tonight we had an employee act improperly toward a customer. Xhale City does not tolerate this kind of behavior from its employees. When we identified the employee at fault, we fired him immediately,’ the since-deleted post said.
‘We’ve also spoken to the customer and apologized. We value our clients and treat them with respect and dignity, regardless of their political views,’ the company added.
The company’s other social media accounts have also been taken down.