Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Atlanta Dork's Selfie With Boy Merits Racial Insults!

Business marketing executive got a cannon fire after he racially insults his co-worker's child.

A man got fired out the cannon for unprofessional behavior. Although, the company denies this was over the controversy, he knew his time was up. I'm going to explain that RacistsGetFired had a hand in this.

Some dork took a selfie with the son of a co-worker. As soon as he posted it on....Guess!

It went viral. It was sweep with racial insults towards the boy. Some were referring the boy to being a "feral animal" inside a civilized environment. Other remarks were "Kunta Kente", "Toby" and "Niglet".

Sydney Jade the mother of the 3-year old boy Cayden got the last laugh. Black Twitter created the hashtag #HisNameIsCayden and it went viral.

Racist white kids get taken down by black Twitter. #HisNameIsCayden
Posted by A Revolt - Digital Anarchy on Monday, October 5, 2015

This is Cayden Jace! The love of my life, the apple in my eye, my EVERYTHING. All this lovely personality wrapped up...
Posted by Sydney Jade on Saturday, October 3, 2015

Gerod Roth (aka Geris Hilton) was the guy who took the selfie with Cayden.

Roth posted the image on Facebook last month, and the comments quickly showed the Internet at its absolute worst. Roth's friends posted racist jokes and hateful commentary, including references to slavery.

"He was feral," Roth wrote in what appears to be his only comment.
Dork got fired out the cannon after he made a snarky comment about a coworker's son. It went viral.
Roth told Fox 5 Atlanta that the "feral" comment referred to kids running around the building and that he actually told one person not to make racist remarks.

"I just really feel upset, not only with myself, but also the character that was based off the comments that my friends had made," Roth told the station. "Cayden has been victimized but I have been targeted."

A black friend who added #BlackLivesMatter to the image also said Roth is not racist.

"My Dawg isnt Racist, he just made a bad joke & im sure when he is given the outlet to speak about his regret, he will," wrote Skylar Felton on Facebook.

Roth said he has apologized to Jade by email.  He was also fired from his job at Polaris Marketing Group last week, although the company said it was for unrelated reasons, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

"It breaks my heart that Sydney and her adorable son Cayden were subjected to such hateful, ignorant and despicable behavior," company president Michael Da Graca Pinto wrote on Facebook. "Cayden visits my office almost every afternoon after daycare, he's sat at my dinner table and I consider him a part of the PMG family."
Sydney Jade Facebook post
Sydney Jade and her lovely son Cayden.
But if the hatred and bullying posts reveal the Internet at its worst, the response also shows the online community at its best. Jade told the Atlanta Black Star about the unexpected level of support she's found.

"I never in a million years expected it to be this massive,” Jade told the website. “If it has to start with us, I’m going to finish it. It was my son put in the limelight. And not only my son but a child, a 3-year-old, someone who can’t defend himself."

Instead of the image linked to the hate-filled rants, Jade wants people to see another side of her son and posted a set of photos that show "all this lovely personality wrapped up into one small person's body."

The Root and Huffington Post reports that Roth apologized to Sydney and Cayden.

World News Today wish Sydney and Cayden well on their journey.

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