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Racist Oregonian Plumber Can’t Tell the Difference Between Latinos and Arabs

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Some people will never learn that if you’re doing something stupid and someone is recording it, it’s gonna end up on the Internet. Just ask this guy, who was caught on video spewing an anti-Latino racial rant while driving in Oregon.

A Facebook video featuring a man screaming anti-Latino slurs at another driver has gone viral. *Warning: Offensive language.*

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The incident happened in Beaverton, Oregon during the first week of 2016.

But the woman he was yelling at is NOT Latina…she is Arab.

Susan Khalaf, the woman who recorded the video, was born in California and is of Jordanian descent. “Before I was able to catch the first part of what he was saying on camera, I couldn’t believe he was saying it, telling me, ‘You immigrant, go back to your country,'” Khalaf told KATU2.

Soon after the release of the video, the man was identified as Joseph Metoxen by social media users. He was promptly fired from his job at Wolcott Plumbing.

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“Upon further investigation today, I learned and confirmed it was one of my employees in the video. This employee was immediately terminated,” Wolcott Plumbing President posted to the company Facebook.

But that’s not all. Metoxen said he feared for his safety after the video went viral, so he called the cops to protect him.


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Unfortunately for Metoxen, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office found an outstanding warrant (not related to road rage) and they quickly arrested him at his home.

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^^Kind of like this.

READ: People React to Donald Trump’s Racist Slurs

One can only hope Metoxen is rethinking his actions on that fateful January day. Because all we’re thinking is:

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Watch a Former Latina Pop Star's Daughter Totally Own Her 'American Idol' Audition


Watch a Former Latina Pop Star’s Daughter Totally Own Her ‘American Idol’ Audition

Gianna Isabella was all smiles when she walked into the audition room.

Here We Go
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She exuded confidence…mostly likely thanks to her awesome vocal coach.

Taught By Momma
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Who’s her coach? None other than her mom, Brenda K. Starr, who also happens to be an old friend of J.Lo.


Starr, who has Puerto Rican roots, said she used to go to the same dance studio as Lopez.

In the late ’80s, Brenda K. Starr had a big hit called “I Still Believe.”

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“I know Brenda from back in the day,” J.Lo told Gianna before her audition began.

I Know Brenda

READ: The Latino Behind One of the Earliest Viral Clips on the Internet

Then the 15-year-old showed the judges what she was all about.

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Her song choice: “House of the Rising Sun” by The Animals.

And the judges looked very impressed with the teen’s performance.

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They were SO impressed, they called Brenda K. Starr into the room to give her daughter the golden ticket to Hollywood.

Momma Did The Honors
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You go, girl!

READ: Watch this 13-Year-Old Slay Selena’s “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” on America’s Got Talent

Watch her full audition below.

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