Old Navy Accuses A Black Customer Of Stealing The Jacket He Walked In With And Immediately Regrets it
According to whotv.com James Conley III was checking out at the Old Navy in West Des Moines, Iowa when he was racially profiled and asked if he would like to pay for the jacket he was wearing.
Conley did not take this lying down. After explaining that this jacket was a Christmas gift, he began to film the incident. And he's got to be happy he did, because what he got next was pure gold.
Wait, what? They couldn’t think of a better excuse than that? So they're saying you can’t re-enter any Old Navy that you’ve previously purchased clothes from with said clothes without having the workers there humiliate you to make sure you didn’t steal it? What kind of policy is that? Either a fake one, made up on the spot to cover up their blatant racial profiling or the literal worst company policy in existence. But, we’re gonna go with the former.
If it wasn’t bad enough that they simply did not believe him after he told them the jacket was a Christmas gift, you think they’d believe him after he insisted they check the security cameras.
Rightfully so, Old Navy, which is owned by Gap Inc., responded to the incident:
Well, at least this terrible story of discrimination has a happy ending that will teach you never to racially profile anyone. All three employees who were involved in the incident were fired, and the West Des Moines Old Navy even temporarily closed due to the exorbinate amount traction gained from Conley’s Facebook post, which currently sits at 116,000 likes and nearly 156,000 shares. Conley also plans to file a civil rights complaint and then a civil damages lawsuit.
The internet has got your back, Conley.