20-year-old Tabitha Duncan, of Missouri, was fired from her job as a waitress after she was recorded on video saying “You get them n*ggers” and other racist remarks.
Now, she is apologizing — but claims she isn’t racist because she has Black friends.
Tabitha Duncan told the Daily News on Tuesday that she was with people she “barely knew” when she used the N-word.
“I was underage drinking, and I said something stupid,” she said.
The brief and disturbing Snapchat video starts with someone saying, “So we going n—-r hunting today or what?”
“We’re going n—-r hunting,” someone else responds.
Then Duncan says, “you get them n—–s.”
The video, likely recorded in Jefferson County where Duncan lives, was posted on Facebook on Sunday and has been viewed thousands of times. The identities of the others in the video were not immediately known.
The Social Bar & Grill in St. Louis said in a statement Monday that it has “immediately terminated” the employee who made the “vile, disgusting and offensive video.”
“The incendiary comments made by this employee absolutely does NOT represent the views, opinions, and policies of Social Bar & Grill and it’s owners,” the statement read. “Nor will they be tolerated in any fashion.”
Duncan reportedly had recently joined the U.S. Air Force as well. The Air Force is “looking into the matter,” according to the Riverfront Times.
The Jefferson County resident said she was drunk and is “so sorry” for what happened, and claims she is not racist.
“I was intoxicated,” she said. “I have black friends, I have black people in my family, I didn’t mean it. I didn’t know that I was being (recorded).”
She says she is no longer friends with the woman who posted the video on Snapchat.
“It taught me a lot of lessons,” she said. “I am so sorry. I didn’t mean to hurt anybody, I was drunk. I need to seek help.”
If you care to, you can see the offensive video for yourself below.