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Walmart Manager Fired For Muslim Remark On Facebook

Walmart manager fired for Muslim remark on Facebook

A Walmart manager was fired for his Muslim remark on Facebook.

In Hamburg, New York, two Muslim women walked into a Walmart store in full attire, wrapped from head to toe, setting off the part in this Walmart manager’s brain that didn’t think things through. He shared a picture of the two women on Facebook in a very inappropriate manner.

The Muslim remark that got Walmart manager Terry Earsing fired was on that same photo, which was captioned, “Halloween came early this year … do they really have to f***ing dress like that … your in my country … get that sh** off!!!!!.”

A Walmart spokeswoman later told Buffalo News, “As soon as we became aware, we began looking into this and as a result, this associate is no longer with the company. We set high expectations for our associates, and this associate clearly failed to meet these expectations at every level.”

The company is known for its incentive program that encourages employees to excel in order to achieve better raises, and this Walmart manager couldn’t even meet the demands he set for the people he was in charge of. The Walmart manager ended up fired for his Muslim remark on Facebook.

It seems these days people are getting more and more careless with what they post on social media, not realizing that their postings can be used against them, much like at least one man who posted his drunk driving shenanigans and was arrested, as previously reported by The Inquisitr. It does matter what you say because it’s public.

Later on, the Walmart manager who was fired said that the picture was given to him by a friend and all he did was add the caption, which was clearly what got him fired. Terry Earsing went on to say he was very sorry for what was said, and that it had only started out as a joke. He also said he did not post the photo while at work, but it doesn’t matter when or where it’s said, if the public can read or hear it.

When you don’t think things through, like the Walmart manager who was fired for his Muslim remark on Facebook, the joke is on you.

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92 Responses to “Walmart Manager Fired For Muslim Remark On Facebook”

  1. June Beckwith

    This is still the country for free religion…you wouldn't ask a cowboy to take off his cowboy hat and boots…or a Chinese person to take off their kimono…so why treat a Muslim like that? Not all Muslim's are the crazy religious fanatic one's. this manager so deserved to be fired for his public Facebook discrimination. He took a public job that st him up above the rest as an example of fairness and respect to all. And he made himself a poor example.

  2. Duane Orr

    If the muslim women were Christians and had Christian t shirts on and they guy would have said something negative about their Christian t shirts, would the manager been fired? Probably not…just sayin!

  3. Ronald Blagg

    Freedom of Speech too, Muslims are SCUM, devil worshipping, pedophiles. Shoot them all!

  4. Neil Heater

    Facebook and his job do not relate. he should have free expression of his feelings, no matter how stupid they come across, on his Facebook. Walmart is Walmart and Facebook is…well you get the idea.

  5. Pamela Fisher

    get over it…we all make fun of each other……if they can't take it then I'm with him…..think of how much comedy pokes fun at people….joke or no joke it was his freedom of speech…which obviously isn't free…MY GOD…get over this shit.

  6. Todd Robinson

    Screw Walmart! Freedom of Speech! And screw anyone who tries to take our Freedom of Speech!

  7. Stuart Elliott

    And people still attend church even though Priests and other employees of a church molest children. They must be as scummy. How about others shoot up people who attend church too?

  8. Sylita Johnson

    rather than fester over what manner of attire a customer may have on WALMART NEEDS TO PAY ITS EMPLOYEES A DECENT LIVING WAGE,,,,,,,,,, and the protesting will continue TRUST AND BELIEVE THAT.

  9. Liz Wilhite

    They had a right to fire him over taking pictures of the customers. But should have the right to say whatever he wants on his own time, however offensive it is. It isn't their business what he does outside of work. We are letting corporations trample free speech simply because we don't like some of the things that are being said.

  10. Keri Swanson

    They could've very well had bombs under their Clothing because it is Black you would not see anything Bulky under the clothing, I would not Allow them inside either unless they have some kind of alarm that would go off as they were Approaching the Store… You cannot Trust any Muslim! as you seen or heard what happened in BOSTON! Think People.. And NO he should've Not Been Fired! Freedom of Speech……….

  11. Mary Parker Bradley

    It might have been stupid but I don't agree with the firing. If he had taken this same picture on the street, would he still have been fired? I don't care if it's free religion in this country or not, I don't agree with the dress either and if they want to wear it they should go back to where they came from. Frankly, I'd be happy if they all went back to where they came from. It's like not speaking English in this country. I don't care what you speak in your home, amongst your friends, etc., but this is an English speaking country and I shouldn't have to learn a different language to speak to people in this country. I should also not have to press "1" for English. Learn the language or leave.

  12. Alfred Lehmberg

    Now that has to be the most idiotically canted, inaccurate, and just plain stoopid (sic) thing I've heard all week… jus' sayin'. Muslim is capitalized, you bigoted twat, just like your "Christianity." The United States aspires to be the best country on the planet. If you don't want to aspire along with that? _You_ get out. Move to Costa Rica with Limbaugh, eh?

  13. Dorine Lynn McLeod

    It really upsets me nothing can be put on Facebook your boss can't look at. I feel what's put on your Facebook shouldn't be able to be used against you. I thought this was the United States of America where we have FREEDOM OF SPEECH, or is it only freedom when they approve it. When you have to worry about being fired because of something you personally believe in & post on your personal Facebook page is NOT FREEDOM………Just sayin'.

  14. Dorine Lynn McLeod

    Ok, if these women had explosives under "their garb" & 100's of people were decapitated& murdered I wonder if your tune would change. Being a proud American as I am I would hope your tune would change. Let's not forget the 12th anniversary of 9/11 is in 4 days & never forget all those people in Boston. I commend the manager for what he did.

  15. Dorine Lynn McLeod

    Ok, if these women had explosives under "their garb" & 100's of people were decapitated& murdered I wonder if your tune would change. Being a proud American as I am I would hope your tune would change. Let's not forget the 12th anniversary of 9/11 is in 4 days & never forget all those people in Boston. I commend the manager for what he did.

  16. A J Jackson Gum

    Just because he said what he did (and SHOULD have the right to) is no indication he treated the women with any disrespect. Judge the actions, not the personal feelings.

  17. Kristen Cahen

    That's why I keep my FB private unless you are one of my friends it is none of your damn business what I post. I saw a Muslim woman who worked at Wal-mart washing her nasty ass feet in the bathroom and then went to work it disgusted me.

  18. Kathleen Grace

    People have got to start realizing that facebook and other social media are now part of our public persona – these pages, comments, photos and videos are there for the world to see. We, and all our actions are now in glass houses, transparent for any onlookers. The truth that was once hidden is now revealed. The news too is that if you are not thinking, you are going to hang yourself. People do stupid things all the time, think before acting – or not, and lose your job over it.

  19. Jeff Stoops

    Alfred Lehmberg Man your a TWIT … he is right, you can say what ever the heck you want about Christians, but make a little comment about that peaceful accepting religion of is-lam and the mu-slims become un-glued, FACT sir, not Fiction …

  20. Omario Amriky

    You do know that English isn't the official language of the United States of America, right?
    This country doesn't have a dress code. Whether you agree with something or not is irrelevant. I can wear a skirt to court and the law protects my right to do so. These women wear what they want to wear and the law protects their right to do so. This isn't YOUR country. If anyone has a right to it they'd be the Native Americans and they wore ceremonial headdresses. Stop being a bigoted fool and start being a decent human being.

  21. Amanda Bibler

    What happened to freedom of speech….. I am sorry, but I believe when in public dress like us at home wear what you want. that's what my ancestors had to do plus they had to read, write and speak english fluently before they became citizens of the United States.

  22. Jermaine Holmes

    Dorine Lynn McLeod All Muslims aren't terrorists. And I'm sure all Christians aren't pedophiles.

  23. Coleen's Page

    This is a violation of his right to freedom of speech. If he had taken pictures of someone else and commented I doubt if he would have been fired. He was only fired because they are Muslims and they have an overwhelming need to control everyone and everything. When we went out for pizza on my grandson's birthday it was overrun by Muslims. Some were okay. But he tried to be friendly with their kids in the play area and the women FREAKED OUT because they don't know him. He just turned 3 and is an American kid. He was being friendly. He was no threat to them. They just want to control everything we do. They don't coexist peacefully. They had no right to fire this guy for stuff that happened off hours.

  24. Alfred Lehmberg

    Richard Savoy… idiotically canted, inaccurate, and just plain stoopid (sic) twats come in pairs and effortlessly contribute to a rooms intelligence deficit, celebrate bigotry as a lifestyle, and with their arrogance despoils further the America they despoil… can't blame that on me, eh? Nup.

  25. Alexzander Early

    I am glad he got fired, what he does on his time outside the job is up to him. While he is at work like it or not he is wal-mart. If he worked for me and did that you are fired.

  26. Earl Wylie

    Should not have been fired, perhaps reprimanded, but NOT terminated. That's BS. Incidentally, I couldn't have described them nor expressed his thoughts better! ☺

  27. Dale Alter

    Omario Amriky ………….this is HER country as well as it is mine and u need to go back to school because ENGLISH is the language in the USA…………Oh excuse me, You were thinking Ebonics was the language of the USA…You are a nutcase

  28. Tom Romano

    Alfred Lehmberg your tirade of the obscene is an example of free speech no matter how hypocritically reverse bigoted your speech may be. This manager obviously was not allowed that same right. I don't agree with anyone who denigrates a person based on appearance but the pc scale has slid dramatically to the left.

  29. Alfred Lehmberg

    Jeff Stoops …"_You're_ a TWIT," you sign-maker for twat tea-baggers unaware that Muslims may be violent, sure, but they're preferable to "Christian" hypocrites praying to a facilitating God they manufacture in their own image to do _their_ scurvy bidding. Jesus retches at you and Orr, you prolapsed fool.

  30. Tom Romano

    Alfred Lehmberg tea-baggers? Sophomoric wit, the refuge of the small minded. You are an angry little man who revels in your own bile. The only reason I am replying to your posts is because it amuses me.

  31. Shaun Mcfall

    Dale Alter And youre a dumbass. There is NO official language of the U.S. Redneck Retard.

  32. Earlene Ratliff

    sorry I think they were right some people don't like the the word f_ _ _king used in front of the kids. and I would not like anyone making fun of what I am wearing

  33. Pat Wall

    Neil Heater Those women have a right to dress as they did and the manager has a right to like or dislike it and to say so.

  34. Carol Corbley Soos

    Omario Amriky Yes, I would rather see women dressed from head to toe than be scantly dressed like some of the girls these days. Yes Miley, this includes you! And we are still allowing guys to wear their trousers clear to almost their knees. Until we do something to our own badly dressed people, (been to Walmart lately?) we really don't have room to talk. Don't get me wrong, even though I believe in their right to ware their garb, does in no way give them the right to take our rights away. They are a threat to us and the sooner they realize we will not allow them to "to take over" the better. For those with that intent, go home, we don't want you here. We love our country and our God. They have no right to take anything from us. GOD BLESS AMERICA!

  35. Karen Spivak

    In Israel those outfits are often used to hide terrorist weapons. They are also worn because a woman's body is considered a shameful thing only fit to be viewed by a husband.

  36. Sandi Ayres Lenhard

    There are many people who live in or visit the USA. Speaking English is not a requirement to be here. If it had been, many of us would not be here as our ancestors came before they could speak English. Many, if not most of those "foreigners", were unwanted when they came and it was only through passage of time and newer immigrants that the stigma began to wear off of the previous group.

  37. Sandi Ayres Lenhard

    Ah, Kristen Cahen, do you realize that this post was NOT just seen by your friends.

  38. Sandi Ayres Lenhard

    Do you really believe that all Muslims are devil worshippers and are pedophiles????

  39. Peg Carpenter

    The no longer manager has the right to say what he did. The powers that be at Wal-Mart also have the right to disagree. Unfortunately for his rights, they have the power to back up their right to disagree. Which they did.

  40. Steve Frierdich

    The same here on your comment said it all that I would say.And we know have to live with the free country no matter what or where people come from?Just like everybody else came here from other country before we were born.

  41. Amy Lance

    As a manager, this man has a responsibility to the customers. He does not have a right to violate any customer's privacy by posting a picture of them on Facebook and making nasty comments about them. The religion or attire of the women does not matter, he had no right to post any photo of any customer like that. Walmart was right for firing him.

  42. Janis Bukstein Venzke

    Yes I feel he did not represent the company in a good light. And he did this while on the job. He should be fired. Especially at a managers level he should conduct him self better. everyone has the right to wear what ever religious clothing they want to this is america the last time I looked and we are free to express our selves as long as we are not hurting others. This country was made of all people from different counties that is why we are called the melting pot.

  43. Kathy Colson Harrison

    And where would you like her to wash her feet? I have seen other people, of various nationalities, do the same thing both when I worked at Wal-Mart and K-Mart years ago. I would rather they washed their feet then some of the other things they did? In other words, what does religion have to do with that>

  44. Laurie Anne

    Bravo Walmart, we should all be held to a higher standard. Racism is racism any way you look at it. If he had said to Jews or black or gays and yes if two nuns had come in and he did the same thing he should be fired as well. Religious prejudice is just as wrong.

  45. Amy Lance

    Just because we have freedom of speech doesn't mean we have freedom of consequences from that speech. A Walmart manager posted a picture of a Walmart customer and then preceded to bash that customer on social media. Of course the manager got fired for it.

  46. Amy Lance

    The women were customers. He posted a picture of a customer without that customers permission and made derogatory comments about the customer. There is no question that this manager should have been fired for this type of "customer service." Wouldn't you want the man fired if he did that to you? The women's religion doesn't matter in the least, this manager crossed the line.

  47. Amy Lance

    Everybody is caught up on the fact that these women are Muslim, but more importantly, they were Walmart customers. Should a manager in a store have the right to post a picture of a customer without that customer's permission and make derogatory comments about that customer? If this happened to you would you continue shopping at that store? Would you demand that manager be fired? Would you sue the store? The manager had every right to disagree with the customers' religion but they were still customers and should have been treated as such. Walmart was right for firing him.

  48. Kathleen Grace

    Freedom of speech only applies to speaking against the government, so forget that. i do agree that social media should be private, but this person chose to not set their privacy settings so it's not private. His mistake. It's right there under privacy settings and tools. And he could also have set who can look him up. He did not utilize the privacy settings so it's all on him really. I don't necessarily agree but privacy HAS been the biggest issue and it's been talked about over and over for the past few years.

  49. Misty Meehling Workman

    Alfred Lehmberg you are a real twat! Seriously its ignorant people like you that is the reason America has gone to Hell. How are you any different than the fired manager? You are on here calling people names you pathetic hypocrite! The only thing that retching is those of us that is looking at your ugly furry face! You're mother should have swallowed!

  50. Farntella Graham

    Dale Alter you do not have to inject racism. what is wrong with you? see a psychiatrist.

  51. Alex Fergusson

    Duane, if those women were black everyone (including you) would be scared to make a racist comment. But it looks like it is OK for you to insult a Muslim woman.

  52. Alex Fergusson

    Dorine, "Freedom of speech" and a hateful comment are two different things, you moron.

  53. Alex Fergusson

    Amanda, I wanna see you going to Chicago or any American ghetto and tell those "playas" to pull their pants up because you believe "when in public dress like us"

  54. Sheser Supersheser

    Wal-Mart Does there Customers wrong, And especially there employees very wrong. I worked there for about 3 months and was hired as a cashier and never even worked one day as a cashier they claim its because they want you to learn all the jobs there but that's just a lie. They pay you so little you can not even live on the wages they provide. And they don't keep the items stocked on the shelves, and if there is something there its spoiled half the time. I went to get strawberries yesterday and they were rotting on the shelf yes in the fridge section. Total shame, I guess they may be wondering why there not selling as much. Its cause there selling spoiled food……Molded. The onions there are almost ALWAYS Rotting… And why. Its cause the people they pay can not care much they get paid so little they don't even worry about loosing there jobs or bother keeping everything done right cause when they get home with there nearly none existent pay they wish they had a better job that really paid real money instead……

  55. Dolly Jean Grassley Reppert

    IF A WOMAN GOES TO THEIR COUNTRY WE ARE EXPECTED TO DRESS LIKE THEM IN SOME PLACES. SO ITS MY COUNTRY, YOU CHOSE TO LIVE HERE, DRESS AND TALK LIKE AN AMERICAN. I DON'T DIAL 1 FOR ENGLISH. SICK AND TIRED OF BENDING OVER BACKWARDS TO KISS FOREIGNERS ASSES.

  56. Gay Storm

    Dale Alter – you just showed everybody what a racist you are! Think about what you just wrote. If you "love your country" then realize that EVERYONE has the freedom to dress as they please, as long as it is within decent parameters. Any manager of a store should know better than to put it out to the public what he thinks about the way these ladies dress. Go back and read the constitution of the country you hold in such high regard.

  57. Debbie Masden

    most of there outfits would not be excepted in there country so why hear yesterday saw small child with underware tied on his head.

  58. Tracy Reed

    He didn't ASK these women to remove their garb and then get fired because of that. He posted something to his facebook page and got fired because of THAT. So the argument isn't about whether the women have the right to wear the outfits. DUH! Of course they do, and he didn't go up to them in Walmart and tell them they couldn't. He expressed an opinion (albeit racist and moronic) just like you all are doing here, on his own facebook page, like we all do every day and THAT got him fired. That is a problem and ironically the same rights that protect these women protect this man's private speech on facebook. Now as for why English should be the official language: The minute I have to press 1 for English and 2 for Spanish I have just been told there are two languages we cater to, and make allowances for. So if my first language is ANY other one why is that fair? And obviously we can't make accomodations for every single other language but the second you come up with some valid reason why these two or these three are the "right" ones to include on literature and on the "press one, press two" thing, you could use that EXACT same argument for English only, and it wold be a hell of a lot cheaper.

  59. Kel Sing

    I think if you are silly enough to put pictures of your customers with a derogatory comment online, then yes, you should realize there will be consequences. I do think a question raised on here deserves some merit. If it were a person wearing, say for example, a shirt declaring "Jesus is Lord", would it have made it this far? Would so many people be saying the manager shouldn't have done it? I mean if he made a derogatory comment about them wearing such a shirt or something to that effect. Personally, I think he was pretty stupid for posting it. I also think what you put on facebook or elsewhere online shouldn't be scrutinized by your employer. However, when you do post something with obvious connections to your place of employment, the employer has to play damage control. On an offnote, I always wonder about the legality of taking pictures of people in public and placing them online. I guess if you are in public and someone snaps and posts a photo of you it's legal? Does it have to say something slanderous to be illegal?

  60. Kel Sing

    I think if you are silly enough to put pictures of your customers with a derogatory comment online, then yes, you should realize there will be consequences. I do think a question raised on here deserves some merit. If it were a person wearing, say for example, a shirt declaring "Jesus is Lord", would it have made it this far? Would so many people be saying the manager shouldn't have done it? I mean if he made a derogatory comment about them wearing such a shirt or something to that effect. Personally, I think he was pretty stupid for posting it. I also think what you put on facebook or elsewhere online shouldn't be scrutinized by your employer. However, when you do post something with obvious connections to your place of employment, the employer has to play damage control. On an offnote, I always wonder about the legality of taking pictures of people in public and placing them online. I guess if you are in public and someone snaps and posts a photo of you it's legal? Does it have to say something slanderous to be illegal?

  61. Kel Sing

    I think if you are silly enough to put pictures of your customers with a derogatory comment online, then yes, you should realize there will be consequences. I do think a question raised on here deserves some merit. If it were a person wearing, say for example, a shirt declaring "Jesus is Lord", would it have made it this far? Would so many people be saying the manager shouldn't have done it? I mean if he made a derogatory comment about them wearing such a shirt or something to that effect. Personally, I think he was pretty stupid for posting it. I also think what you put on facebook or elsewhere online shouldn't be scrutinized by your employer. However, when you do post something with obvious connections to your place of employment, the employer has to play damage control. On an offnote, I always wonder about the legality of taking pictures of people in public and placing them online. I guess if you are in public and someone snaps and posts a photo of you it's legal? Does it have to say something slanderous to be illegal?

  62. Kel Sing

    Duane Orr- I just noticed I pretty much repeated something you said in your post. I apologize about that.

  63. Kel Sing

    Duane Orr- I just noticed I pretty much repeated something you said in your post. I apologize about that.

  64. Kel Sing

    Duane Orr- I just noticed I pretty much repeated something you said in your post. I apologize about that.

  65. Kel Sing

    Alfred Lehmberg -Gee I think you are missing the point of the post just like you will probably miss this one as well.

  66. Daniella Byrne

    If you're a manager at a company why would you take a picture of your client and make ignorant comments about them on Facebook for all the world to see? If my employee was unprofessional enough to do this, I would've fired him too. What happened to common sense?

  67. David J Winters

    I have the Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion, and the Freedom to shop elsewhere. Screw Wal-Mart and the moose limbs in their Halloween costumes, lol.

  68. Wayne-Chuck Reynolds

    What we have here is full scale, politically correct, censorship, however, I would rather see Muslim attire rather than the Butt Cracks and Tattoos that prevail at most Wal-Marts! WORD!

  69. Mary Ann Sawant

    Freedom comes with the assumption you don't hurt anyone with your liberty to do what you want, dress as you want, believe in god as you want, or vote as you want.

  70. Judy Buss

    I find it really funny it's "just a joke" attitude is sickening, people start being responsible for a change & stop making excuses for bad behavior, that's a form of bulling just hiding behind a screen!!

  71. Denielle Connelly

    He did NOT take a "public" job. He took a private sector job. A public job is with the government whether county, state, or federal. Those types of jobs do NOT have freedom to discriminate because they are paid with tax dollars from everyone. Private sector jobs, such as Walmart, are different and are payed for by the private company/corporation who hires them. If that private sector job has rules about discrimination and the individual violates them, they they get fired. But you need to learn the difference between public and private sectors. The rules are different.

  72. Kristen Cahen

    Thanks Sandi I am full aware of that. Captain Obvious.
    Deborah, does it make you feel better to put others down and call them names? You really must be a sad soul and a loser and not have much of a self esteem. You call me a heifer yet you look like a dyke and are fatter than I am. SMFH

  73. Kristen Cahen

    Kathy I think it was really unprofessional of her to wash her feet in the restroom that is nasty. Then don't wash your hands and go back to work that is gross do you want someone like that touching your food or stuff your kids touch.