On Friday, Xhale City smoke and vape shop in Tucker, Georgia terminated an unidentified employee after he berated a Trump supporter named Ian Furgeson.
Furgeson, who was wearing a "Trump 2020" shirt and a "Make America Great Again" hat, was allegedly asked to leave shortly after entering the shop. Instead, Furgeson began recording a video on his cell phone. The employee then told Furgeson that if he didn’t stop recording and leave the premises, he would call the police.
After a further back and forth in which the employee stated that he would call his boss and Furgeson stated that he would call corporate as well as the local news, the employee began screaming:
F*** off, dude! F*** off! Get the f*** off of here! F*** off, man! I f***ing can't stand y'all racist mother f***ers!
Furgeson then stated that he is "not a racist," while the employee spoke on the phone with someone, saying: "I’ve got a f***er in my store who won’t leave. He’s wearing some Trump bulls***, got some racist bulls***. ... I’m not serving anyone that has to do with that f***er. He’s a treasonous a**hole."
When Furgeson pressed the employee, saying he just wanted to purchase some "vape juice," the employee let loose again:
Leave the store! Leave the store! I don't give a f***! Get out! No! Get the f*** out!
Eventually, the employee acquiesced to Furgeson’s request to purchase vape juice. As the transaction moved forward, Furgeson said: "God bless America. Capitalism wins again."
This remark set the employee off again:
F*** your capitalism. F*** your f***ing president. He's a racist, stupid piece of sh*t. You’re a racist, stupid piece of sh*t.
Clearly enjoying how upset the employee was, Ferguson began taunting him. "Do my bidding," Furgeson said. "Sell it to me. Come one, ring it up. Ring it up and you don’t ruin your life – that’s where you’re at right now ‘cause you done upset me."
Furgeson then pointed to another customer, and said: "And you should have helped him first in the first place before you threw a temper tantrum, dips***."
After further verbal jousting, Furgeson finally left, flipping the employee the bird, and saying: "He’s still your president."
Here’s the full video (WARNING: STRONG LANGUAGE):
Shortly after Furgeson’s video went viral, Xhale City shared a post to Facebook stating that the employee had been fired:
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. 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.
Unfortunately for Xhale, the backlash following the incident was overwhelming. In a follow-up video, Furgeson stood with a representative from Xhale corporate, and pleaded with customers not to boycott the store:
We are back at Xhale vapes in Tucker, Georgia, and look, here's the thing, y'all swarmed all over Xhale vapes, and it wasn't Xhale vapes that did it; it was that d****bag behind the counter.
Look, I've been shopping here forever. My wife comes here, I come here – no problem. ... You can't boycott this place. It's not their fault. They didn't do it. These people have bills and family just like I do.
Find that guy, make his life hell. Leave Xhale vapes alone.
It was with that final line that the corporate representative disagreed, saying "No. don’t do that. Don’t do that."
The Daily Wire reached out to Furgeson for comment and clarification, but as of publication, we have not received a reply.