On Sunday, a male employee at a Vans store in Overland Park, Kansas, saw a 14-year-old boy wearing a MAGA hat and said unprompted in the presence of the boy’s mother, “F*** you.”
That got him fired.
As first reported by The Daily Caller, the video of the subsequent exchange between the mother and the employee does not show the employee’s actual remark, but it does show the mother confronting the employee, who does not deny having made the remark. In the video, the mother says, “He did nothing to you. And what did you say to my son, to my fourteen-year-old son?”
The employee responds, “I’m sure he’s heard it before.”
The mom takes charge, saying, “Where’s your manager? Let’s go,” and heads for the store’s manager. She turns back and says to the employee, “You touched my child.”
The employee mutters, “I’m not touching him …”
The mother continues, “Let’s go. Let’s find your manager now.” Once she reaches the manager, she asserts, “My son walked into the store. That gentleman first told him, ‘Take off your hat.’” Referencing her son, she continues, “He said nothing to him, a fourteen-year-old child.” Referring to the employee, she says, “Then he said, ‘F you’ to my son. My son said nothing to him. Did nothing. That is a disrespectful punk right there.” Referring to her son, she concludes, “He did nothing.”
The Daily Caller reported that the employee was fired, which was confirmed by Mediaite.
A spokeswoman for Vans stated to The Daily Caller, “Our focus is to provide the best customer service experience. We did let this employee go. He is no longer with our company. The actions and comments from this employee at the Oak Park location is in contrast with our values and beliefs.” She added, “We have taken care of the situation.”
As The Daily Wire reported on Monday, a married couple wearing MAGA hats was accosted in Bowling Green, Kentucky on Saturday by a man who allegedly pulled a gun on the husband, reportedly telling him, ““It’s a good day for you to die.” The husband later recalled, “My wife was at Sam’s Club shopping Saturday night, and as we was walking up to the check-out line, a man approached us and flipped us off. I didn’t see the initial act; I seen him bringing his hands down and my wife had said, ‘Did he just flip us off?’ And she hollered at him, ‘Hey, did you flip me off?’ And he turned around and he done it again, and he said, ‘Yeah, I flipped you off because of them explicative hats you got on.’”
The husband continued, “And when he said that, I went after him. And I went to him and I said, ‘What’s your problem, buddy?’ And he started screaming at me, so I returned the favor to him. Next thing I know, he drew a .40 caliber and stuck it in my face. Told me, he said, ‘This is a good day for you to die.’”
The man who allegedly pulled the gun was later arrested for wanton endangerment first degree.
Video of employee and mother of teenage boy below: