Blackface is still all the rage in 2018.
A nurse from Missouri is now out of job after a photo of her in her “Beyoncé” Halloween costume involving blackface surfaced.
And as all problematic things go, the photo went viral and someone who saw the photo contact Shelbi’s employer, St. Luke’s Hospital.
The hospital put out the following statement:
On Monday afternoon, Saint Luke’s Health System became aware of a Saint Luke’s East Hospital employee who posted photos on personal social media accounts of her and another individual dressed in blackface for what appears to be a Halloween event. This information was shared with appropriate health system personnel and an investigation was initiated immediately. While it is against Saint Luke’s policy to comment on specific personnel matters, we can confirm that this individual is no longer a Saint Luke’s employee. Saint Luke’s is deeply committed to our culture of diversity and inclusion. It is fundamental to who we are as an organization and we vigorously protect it on behalf of all our patients and employees and expect those who represent us to do the same.
A white nurse at a Missouri hospital has lost her job after sharing a picture of herself in a racially offensive Halloween costume. Matt Yurus reports.
Political commentator, Megyn Kelly was recently fired from NBC after questioning whether it’s offensive to dress in blackface.