Lyft Driver Dumps Racist Passenger At Their Starting Point After Racist Tirade
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed a lot of about the people around us. We have figured out who was cannot live without, who we don’t need anymore, and who does and doesn’t believe in facts and science. It has also brought up a lot of racism that the U.S. still needs to deal with.
One Lyft driver got an earful of racism from an angry passenger who doesn’t believe in COVID-19.
The video starts with the driver making his way to the pick-up location for a new ride. As he arrives, he slides on a mask and the passenger gets in the car. The conversation goes from 0 to 60 with the racism after the passenger decides that his freedoms are being threatened because of the mask.
Driver: “By any chance, do you have a mask?”
Passenger: “No. I don’t.”
D: “Do you mind to put your shirt up here [motions to face]?”
P: “I can.”
D: “That would be really appreciated.”
P: “Do you believe in that sh*t?”
The driver says he does believe in COVID-19 because he has family members who have gotten sick from the virus. Meanwhile, the man in the back of the car is covering his mouth with his hand. The passenger than continues to let him know that he does not believe the government saying that there is a deadly virus spreading.
Things quickly escalate as the passenger starts to say that he doesn’t like the driver. The driver asks if he wants to end the ride, of course, the passenger doesn’t want to. However, the driver decides that he has had enough.
P: “I’ve got a contract with you so I’m going to ride with you.”
D: “Nope. The contract ends right now.”
The driver then takes the passenger right back to where he started and refuses to move the care until the passenger leaves. The passenger continues to argue with the driver long after the driver has ended the trip and tells him to leave the car.
Then things turn racist when the passenger starts to verbally attack the driver for his accent. The one part he really holds onto is the “b” sound when the man says in the video. It wasn’t long after that that the passenger followed it all up with the most common attack: claiming the driver is not from this country.
Watch the full video above and watch the whole exchange.