Missouri Woman Fired After Blackface Beyoncé Costume

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.

According to KCTV, Shelbi Elliott-Heenan posted a photo of her and another man, who dressed up as “Jay-Z”, who was also in blackface.

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.

Nurse Fired For Blackface Beyoncé Halloween Costume

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. 

Tabie is your friendly neighborhood transplant, currently attempting to live out the big New York dream. During my free time, I like to write stories and short essays. I also use this expensive thing I bought called a camera. I capture moments and the beautiful people I encounter. I live by the motto "collaboration over competition" because why waste energy bringing someone down when we can rise together. Manhattanville College Alum.