By Jem - 11/01/2015 03:02 - New Zealand - Auckland

Today, I was fired for "blatant, inexcusable racism". My boss had asked me which website background I preferred for our company, and I said that white backgrounds are usually best. He thinks that I believe in white supremacy, and that's bad for the company's image. FML
I agree, your life sucks 35 894
You deserved it 2 640

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Does your boss think "a stab in the dark" is insulting gay people as well?

Some people just try to find any excuse to shout racism, even when it's totally ridiculous. Sorry that you had to associate with one of them OP

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Does your boss think "a stab in the dark" is insulting gay people as well?

Ha! Nice reference!

It's actually more offensive to blind serial killers who prefer to use knives.

He could also mean sharp pointy sticks don't be stab-ist

I thought the same thing! Those two should run a business together.

lol I love it when people quote previous fmls that perfectly fit others such as this one

I'm sick and tired of this fucking saying, it makes people think I'm gay just because I stab people at night :/

Well someone has some issues and needs to see a psychatrist. That's really fucked up and you cans sue your boss! Anyway good luck.

What if he's at an at-will company?

New Zealand doesn't have those fucked up "at will" laws.

Explain you actually meant white wallpaper background not white background

Because logic and common sense always works in situations like this.

I'm offended that OP thinks white is a proper background for a website. Brighter color backgrounds distract from content, that is basic level marketing and advertising design. WHAT ARE YOU THINKING, OP?

#78, FML has a white background...

I was thinking the exact same thing

Wow, your (ex)boss is a retard! I hope you'll find a job with a better boss in no time! Good luck OP! :)

Why was e down voted so much? I agree if his boss misunderstands something and someone is fired due to it, it would be better off finding a different job.

Why does this have so many down vites?? ?

He's being down voted for his offensive use of the word "retard"

Some people just try to find any excuse to shout racism, even when it's totally ridiculous. Sorry that you had to associate with one of them OP

Sometimes, I just don't understand the way people think. sorry you had to work with such an anal boss and even though it's tough to find a job, we wish you the best of luck OP!

He jumped to that conclusion quickly lol. How does wallpaper relate to people's race anyways

It has to do with the meaning of the word background. White background can be taken to mean the color of a wallpaper, or a person's ancestors.

#15 that was the stupidest thing I've ever read . If I want my background to be a certain color because it looks better, it doesn't mean I'm racist ...

How is what 15 said stupid? Background can refer to ones lineage...not that it applies in THIS situation, all 15 did was hit on that. Perhaps you are the one lacking comprehension.

Thank you 35. And after re-reading the FML, I guess I was wrong to suggest that it applies to the FML. My bad.

Yep 15 was just answering 8's question... Manager is an idiot, though, and I'm sorry OP got fired for it that sucks. And white backgrounds are usually best for logos lol

(didnt mean to comment here, cant delete it)

People never cease to amaze me of how stupid they can get.

What a nutjob! Good luck with finding a better boss OP :)

You're just like those racists at Subway who order white bread because it tastes better.

Hey, it does taste better. But that's just preference.

Oh so you're saying burnt bread and bread with cheese on it is inferior to the white bread :o