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White Apple Store Employee in Australia Forces Six Black Teenagers to Leave Due to Fear of Shoplifting – VIDEO

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This week, shocking footage of a White employee at an Apple store in Australia, telling six black teenagers to leave, hit the Internet.

In the footage, the employee can be heard clearly, tell them staff members and security are scared they will steal something from the store, and so they should leave.

The incident occurred at Melbourne’s Highpoint shopping centre on Tuesday, BBC reports. Ever since the video went viral, there has been massive outrage.

In the aftermath of the incident, Apple apologized to the teenagers via the following statement:

“Inclusion and diversity are among Apple’s core values. We believe in equality for everyone, regardless of race, age, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation. That applies throughout our company, around the world with no exceptions. We’ve looked into the details of the situation and we apologise to the customers involved. We will continue to do everything in our power to ensure all our customers are treated the way they should be.”

Photo/Video Credit: YouTube

15 Comments

  1. Lol

    November 13, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Sigh… We have a long way to go

  2. What an a**hole!

    November 13, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    Innocent until proven guilty.
    Why not wait for the act to be committed before taking such action?
    Now you just made yourself look bad in front of the whole world.
    We have a very long way to go indeed!

  3. AW

    November 13, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    Apple’s apology is not good enough. It reads to me as a tacit support for their employees’ actions against those boys.
    Why are black people automatically suspected of shop lifting as soon as they are spotted in shops? Is it a vibe we give off or is there an indelible ink on our faces that screams ole! thief! shoplifter! For every 10 blacks trailed round shops by security, only 1 white person will suffer the same fate. I have rarely seen it happen to whites. In fact they are left alone to go about their business until the burglary alarm in the shop goes off as they stroll out signifying they have shop lifted something.
    It is a shame that in 2015, things like this still occur. Why should I be discriminated against or victimised because of my skin colour? Something I had no say in. Nobody sought my opinion on what colour I should be born with. I was born black and I am proud to be black!

  4. Ada

    November 13, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    I dey think say oyibo dey get camera for everywhere… Una for monitor them naaaa, if them steal anything una go collect am back and press charges if una want. Which kain nonsense be this one now?

  5. Ano

    November 13, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    JESUS… Bellanaija, I look up to you people o, what is “FORCES” in that context? Christ.

  6. Shannie

    November 13, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    Apple and this bulls-it apology.

    Would that man have asked a white person to leave the store due to fear of shoplifting? Do white people not shoplift?

    This is infuriating. Apple is a worldwide billion dollar company. A situation like this should have a firm, sincere apology and that employee should be sacked.

    I have always hated Apple. Just more reason to do so and I hate the Apple store in Aventura Mall. It smells like a-s.

    Black people really have to go through a lot of s-it. They will use one bad apple to judge all of us, but may God walk with us to overcome prejudice, discrimination and racism.

  7. Iris

    November 13, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    There are certain patronizibg words uses today that annoy me ‘inclusion’, ‘tolerance’…are we diseased pets? They should take their ‘inclusion’ and shove it down their overpriced bendy-bendy nonsense with ‘cool, new’ features that other phones usually end up having before them.

  8. Iris

    November 13, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    Patronising*

  9. June

    November 13, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    When will NONSENSE like this against the black race end ???????? I keep saying we need to shineeeee our eyes oh ! !!!!! Can you imagineeee ? At the end of the day we have ourselves to blame- we do not MANUFACTURE ANYYYYYYYY of these damn products we lust over and consider essential in this our modern world. People steal all the time ! Whether you are white ,brown , blue , yellow , orange !!!!!!!!! With all the security they have in their stores????? Security devices on their products, the exit alarm system? The store camera ????? Till today people walk into shops and are soooo disrespected because of their skin color (speaking from experience) till you are ready to check out and then they start smiling and trying to form nonsense conversation of thank you and comeback again garbage. Caucasians been taking the pisssssssssssss since 19 brigidi!!!!!!!!! and it won’t stop till we as a people change our mind set and set new standards for ourselves. See how oyibos are flocking Nigeria and other African countries all in the name of. ” we are here to help” 10 /15 years down the line we will see who will be ruling this Nigeria and the new trend of … Oh I have to mix with white people cause it’s the only way I can arrive #biracial children are the business, the list goessssss on!!!!! If we could all unite and boycot Apple for this…. But then again who am I kidding …. We are all too busy stirring our personal amala. Rant over sha.

  10. unknown

    November 13, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    Who will save the blackman?

  11. Cher Agege

    November 13, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    I often wondered why we as blacks are hated so much. It’s a thought that crosses my mind everyday. If you look back in any part of Africans history and even add Australia we never went to look for these white people . They came and found us , stole our land , exploited our resources , kidnapped us ,took us as slaves .Native Australians were basically wiped out . Now they have the nerve to hate us .Mind boggling !

  12. nene

    November 13, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    wow. this sucks.

  13. Let the truth be told!!!

    November 13, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    Enough of this patronizing PR approved statements!

    You want change….hit them where it hurts.

    One word ; LAWSUIT

    It’s amazing how people start acting right when thier pocket is involved.

  14. Überhauté_looks

    November 13, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    The day we start loving each other is the day whites will take us serious…until then, make we dey carry go!

  15. Lyon Jasper

    November 14, 2015 at 11:06 am

    This is racism at its height, whether Apple likes it or not.

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