An elderly white woman is now facing a lifetime ban from a JC Penny in Louisville, Kentucky after her xenophobic rant against two Latinas went viral on Tuesday.
According to witness Renee Buckner, who posted the racist exchange on Facebook, the woman became overtly upset while standing in line at the cash register of a JCPenney in the Jefferson Mall after the two Latina women in front of her added a few last-minute items to their purchase.
“I had to get back on FB, to expose this racism in America/Louisville,” Buckner wrote on a Facebook post that has since been deleted. “This lady went off!”
After the video made its rounds on the internet and gained more than 6 million views in one day, Jefferson Mall officials publicly decried the woman’s xenophobic rant and announced that they are working to identify the woman and ban her from the mall for good, ABC news affiliate WHAS11 reported.
JCPenney’s corporate office published a similar statement Wednesday, seeking the public’s help in finding the victims so they can issue them a formal apology and a full reimbursement on their purchases, according to NBC news affiliate WAVE3.