PETALING JAYA – The manager of a Mr DIY outlet in Bangi was accused of racism after a netizen claimed that she had discriminated against Indians.
In a TikTok video which has gone viral online, @itsbrownbarbie said that the incident occurred when she and her sister went to the store to look for a job.
“My sister and I went to the store and were instantly told that the manager didn’t want to hire Indians. I swear I was shivering and almost in tears while I was there,” she wrote in the caption.
Do not do this. You have offended the person just because they are born dark-skinned.
Watch the video here:
@itsbrownbarbie I swear racism is getting over my nerves ! #viral #fypp #fypage #fypdongggggggg #fypp #fypp #fypdong #fypシ #viraltiktok #virall #viralvideos #viralkan #racist #malaysiatiktok A#malaysiaprihatin #malaysiatiktok #malaysiatamil #indian #melayu #malays ♬ original sound – MERISSA🦋
The clip has since angered netizens, who slammed the manager and called for stern action to be taken.
Mr DIY apologises
In a statement issued to FMT, Mr DIY said that they were made aware of the incident and had conducted a thorough probe.
“We confirm the behaviour of the specific employee. It was found to be unacceptable and in violation of our policy on diversity and inclusion. Appropriate action is being taken to resolve the matter.
We wish to reiterate that we do not accept any behavior in violation of our policy on diversity and inclusion and will make every effort to prevent such occurrences in the future.
Cover images via Korek Api