Thursday, August 18, 2022

Racist! Australia Apple Store Apologizes After Racial Incident (WATCH)

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*A racial incident involving a group of black students at an Apple store in Melbourne, Australia has resulted in an apology from the technology company.

The incident occurred earlier this week as an employee of the store approached the students, who were suspected of theft.

“These guys are just a bit worried about your presence in our store,” the employee told the students, later stating, “They are just worried you might steal something.”

Questioning the employee, one of the students asked, “Why would we steal something?”

“End of discussion,” the Apple store worker replied. “I need to ask you to leave our store.”

Video footage of the incident made its way onto social media where it went viral Thursday afternoon (Nov. 12). In response to the situation, Apple ultimately issued the following apology:

“Inclusion and diversity are among Apple’s core values. We believe in equality for everyone, regardless of race, age, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation. That applies throughout our company, around the world with no exceptions. We will continue to do everything in our power to ensure all our customers are treated the way they should be.”

Recalling what happened, one of the students, Abdulahi Haji Ali, voiced his opposition to being stereotyped by the employee.

“Because we were a group of black males – teenagers – and teenagers do a lot of stupid stuff but you still can’t give black people that stereotype,” he told 9NEWS. “Once we heard that we are all pretty shocked… I didn’t believe what I heard.”

“It’s not fair,” Ali’s friend, Mabior Ater added, “not everybody is a bad person because of what they look like.”

To see the footage of  the Apple store incident, check out the video below:

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18 COMMENTS

  1. Not even close to an apology. That was the standard, CYA, BS.

    Apple has been dumbing down their product quite a bit over the past few years, and it looks like their employees and the security guard in this video have been following suit.

    Speaking of which, I would say to the parents of these young men, sue the bastards at Apple. The contempt shown to those well dressed, well mannered, potential consumers was totally unwarranted…

    I’m a Mac/Apple user, but me thinks they get no more of my dollars after this BS. They’ve made it perfectly clear my hard earned black dollars need to go elsewhere…

  2. It’s crazy that the guy was like “It’s ok. We just need to ask you to leave our store” like it was no big deal. ugh when will we be better at being human beings?

  3. I wouldn’t be surprised if they were asked to leave because they were wearing their backpacks in the store. It’s a very common requirement that you remove your backpack before entering a shop so that schoolkids don’t steal stuff. We don’t have the whole black vs. white mentality in Australia, don’t project your social issues onto us.

    • You must not know your own country to believe something like that. Do you not remember the riots in Conulla, do you forget the continued marginalization of the country’s original inhabitants, or do you ignore the mistreatment of non-white job applicants? I get that most of you people choose to ignore these things, but damn.

  4. Michael, please… You folks have do have a white vs. black problem down under.

    This isn’t an isolated incident, so who are your trying to BS?

    YouTube and other media outlets have blatant displays of the racial problems in Australia… In the age of instant fact checking you’re trying to con yourself, not us… Right? Please…

  5. I wouldn’t want Somali’s and Arabs around either. Stealing is the least of my worries. I’m more afraid they’ll kill me. Sorry, but I didn’t give them that reputation, they did it themselves.

  6. Michael Dundee, Australia doesn’t have a Black and White problem?! Please review your history and the subjugation and attempted genocide of the Aboriginals!!!

    There is a problem of White vs ______ since the beginning of European expansion.

  7. In response to this unfortunate incident fire that jackass of a manager or security guard whoever he is who kicked them out of the store. Secondly there would be a lawsuit pending for Apple hiring bigots and @ Kipsy you prove that ignorance still runs rampant in this world you made the stupidest comment I’ve seen so far so you get the idiot of the year award smdh

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