A tire shop owner in Ann Arbor, Michigan avers that he does not attend Black people because they are ghetto, primates and can not afford to get things fixed, in a reply to a bad Yelp review.
It all started with when a white customer named Madison Callanan left a negative Yelp review after getting service from Whitney’s Tire and Auto Repair a week ago. The owner of the tire shop, Jim S replied to the woman via the review site itself.
The woman took shared the screenshot image of the reply on Instagram last week stating that she was aghast and called the owner a “racist pig who has been on Fox 2, a local Michigan associate for treating people with such disrespect.”
Jim S.’ reply
“Most reviews will be left by Blacks from Ypsilanti because I don’t want them to call here. Nothing against them, but given an examination, I found a way to make a boatload more money avoiding them doing commercial water heaters. We stick to University of Michigan related clients … Ghetto folks need to stay in the ghetto and not come to Ann Arbor.”
In one interview he tried clarifying himself in which he failed miserably. He said, “We really don’t want to serve ghetto people, that’s a fact.” He continued by saying that “race has nothing to do with this, let me clarify. What we’re trying to avoid is a person who number one can’t afford service.”
After much of the indignation, Shalynn Renee Vaughn, a black Michigan student called the shop to ask the owner about his racist remarks, and Jim S. responded in another series of rant which the student recorded
“There’s no law against refusing service to ghetto people. I don’t serve f***ing monkeys, little f***ing primates.”
The strange part of the incident was that jimmy S’s comments appeared completely out of place since Callanan — who is white — left the negative review after her bad experience at his shop.
He blamed black people leaving damaging comments about his company. After the incident, the yelp page is filled with negative reviews about the derogatory comments made by owner,