The Chicago woman whose racist rant against two black employees at Michael’s the night before Thanksgiving over a $1 reusable bag went viral earlier this week was caught on camera in another embarrassing incident, this time at Peet’s coffee.
Video footage, tipped to the Chicagoist, has surfaced of the same woman, Jennifer Boyle, having a similar outburst back in July at coffee chain Peet’s Tea and Coffee in Boystown, Chicago.
In the video, Ms Boyle can be seen lashing out at the coffee shop’s floor manager after he called her a “bitch” for unnecessarily haranguing his barista.
“You’re a b*tch,” she says “You are literally the b*tch. Do you see where we’re at? You’re the b*tch.”
“You want to know what?” she says to the coffee shop manager “I could stereotype you and call you something.”
“Now I’m gonna go back to my $90,000 a year job while you stay and sit back here” she adds before threatening to contact the corporate office.
In the first incident, Boyle was also caught on camera by a customer yelling and shouting obscenities at Michael’s employees, claiming she had been “discriminated against” because she is white and voted for Donald Trump.
The video shows Ms. Boyle berating the cashier who charged her $1 for a large reusable bag that she demanded for free, and calling her an “animal” several times.
“I have been discriminated against twice by you” Boyle says to the cashier, before turning to the store manager: “And you? You screamed at me from across the goddamn store like you were in your own living room. You’re an animal.”Jessie Grady, the customer who recorded portions of the video, has since set up a fundraiser page for the art and craft store’s manager to “try to make it up to the employee who was the main target of this racist attack.”
“She inspired me because, despite the hateful words that were being hurled in her direction, she stood in that entranceway calm and unmoving to protect her staff and customers. ” she wrote on the GoFundMe page. It has gathered over $29,000 from 2,000 donors in three days.
Michaels also issued a statement in support of the store’s management.
“At Michael’s, we do not tolerate discrimination or racism of any kind against our team members or customers,” the company said. “We regret that our customers and team members were affected by this unfortunate incident and are grateful for the leadership of our store team in working to resolve it without further escalation.”
Tensions are running high across the country following the divisive presidential campaign.
A day before the Chicago incident at Michael’s, another self-professed Donald Trump fan caused a stir by going on a vulgar rant — also recorded on video —aboard a Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta to Allentown, Pa., and berating his fellow passengers as “Hillary bitches.”
He has been banned from the airline for life.
The president-elect is yet to address or denounce any of these violent incidents.