Sprint CEO responds to racial incident at a Sprint store (NSFW)

Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure didn't like what he heard on a video taken inside a Sprint store in Manassas, Va. The video shows a female Sprint customer by the name of Tiffany Cormier on her phone, trying to find a third Sprint store to visit in the area after she had visited two other locations. That is when another Sprint customer by the name of Juan tells the woman about a location in Fairfax. Instead of being thankful for the information, the woman goes off like a fire alarm at a chili cook-off.

She accuses Juan of listening in to her conversation, and much more. "Well you better watch who the f**k you’re talking to," she threatens. As her rant continues, the woman states that she "ain’t scared of no f**kin’ sp*c." Juan pleasantly says his good bye to the woman and leaves the store. Her response? "They need to take his f**king a** back to Mexico."

The video went viral after getting posted online by New York Daily News civil justice writer Shaun King, who also is a civil rights activist. And from there, it caught the eye of Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure. In a tweet, the Bolivian born executive said that this kind of behavior is unacceptable and that America needs to do better. Under the title "Racism Has No Place at Sprint," Claure wrote a series of five tweets that list his feelings about the incident. You can check out his comments by reading the tweets in the slideshow, below.

source: @marceloclaure, TheDailyHaze via KasnsasCityStar



1. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2281; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

the same type of females who'd get all pissy when a man tells them washing dishes are for the females.makes me laugh that a female have the nerve to be racist

2. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2281; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Just watched the video. the guy's probably american judging by the accents, and further irony here from the girl - if he should "go back" elsewhere, then she needs to go back to Europe. No decent humans need her in their country. Rednecks and their indecipherably wank accents love embarrassing their citizens

5. southernzombie

Posts: 358; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Lol you are commenting about somebody being derogatory to a group of people yet you use the term redneck which may as well be a racial term in itself.

7. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2281; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Generally it's used against people of any skin colour

8. southernzombie

Posts: 358; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Generally it's used to describe white people from the southern U.S. Now granted it's nowhere near the status of the word she used, but the point I was making is you used a derogatory word used to describe a particular group of people while writing a comment condemning her for doing the same.

10. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2281; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

I've heard people using it against non whites so my intention was it was against such people of any colour And I wasn't actually condemning, I was pointing out her irony and the type of people embarrasing a certain group of people

21. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1605; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

I'm a 2 hour drive from the Canadian border and have a neighbor with his Windows boarded up, trash in his yard, and a confederate flag hanging out front. Bald fat white guy that sits around drinking beer. Neighborhood hates him and refers to him as a Nazi.

48. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Redneck does have its roots in the white slave masters who were watching over black slaves in the fields. However in modern day the term can refer to people of any color working out in the direct sunlight in fields so it's become more of a definition of a lower income working class.

39. Scott93274

Posts: 6043; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I would like to voice my objection to your characterization of "rednecks". I think that you are confusing them with white trash. There is a distinction, Rednecks may be uncouth, but they are still capable of treating people with dignity, where are white trash has a tendency to act woefully ignorant in regards to social context, they tend to give off the impression that their heritage entitles them to belittle and degrade those of different social circles or cultural heritage. ... The woman in this video is not a redneck, she's white trash.

4. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2281; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

12. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Entitled ass broad. I only wish she had Verizon or AT&T where their customer service line would have sent her to someone speaking English in a strong Indian accent.

17. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

English with strong Indian accent... That'll be real funny, bruh.

23. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

And she said "This is my f**king country". LMAO, that crazy Tiffany Cormier needs some History lessons... Hispanics were in the US long before the Europeans came! After her rant, the then turns and appears to be talking to another person off camera and says, 'You want to go outside and fight him? That might be your chance so you can really get some blood out of that fat talker.'. LMAO, she clearly admits that, though she wants to " f**king fight", she'll get her a** handed back to herself if she attempted to lay a hand of him... LMFAO. SMH

34. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2281; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Before someone disagrees He was American too so that 100% makes her a hypocrite

36. Droid773

Posts: 49; Member since: Dec 22, 2012

When will people learn? We're all immigrants from different parts of the world. Native Americans are the Navajos, Cherokees before settlers arrive here. Just like in Mexico there were Aztecs and Mayas when Spanish invaded our country.


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Except so-called African Americans. We are NOT immigrants.

22. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1605; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Verizon has a translation team, send her to someone that speaks Spanish lol.

3. Cat97

Posts: 2029; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Its hard for me to understand how a human brain can react like this in 2017.

6. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 411; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

This is disgusting, how can anyone react in such an extreme manner. Some people are just filled so filled with gate and bike that cannot see beyond their bias and extremeties. Also, when has the term redneck ever had a racial connotation?. Isn't the term used to negatively describe working class individuals? (I'm from UK so redneck isn't really used).

9. southernzombie

Posts: 358; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

redneck is a term generally used to describe white people from the southern United States. It started as far as I know as a joke started by country comedian Jeff Foxworthy, it may go back further than that but I'm not sure. But in recent years it's basically evolved into a word to describe southerners who people perceive to be racist.

61. LARPkitten

Posts: 8; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Oh my god NO. That word has been in use for LONG before Jeff Foxworthy. But even back in the early 1900's when it first gained popularity, it was a derogatory term for poor rural white people. Look it up.

62. southernzombie

Posts: 358; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Lol like I said, my first experience with the word was with Foxworthy. I in no way indicated that it in FACT started with him. But I appreciate you clarifying a bit.

11. kroft67

Posts: 5; Member since: May 01, 2017

WHY is this a story on Phonearena? If it's someone in the corporate structure of Sprint, ok. If it's someone working in a Sprint store, ok maybe. But it's a customer vs another customer. Ok she's a racist bitch but is this really worthy of an article on this site? It's got nothing to do with Sprint it could be anywhere. Nobody died. I'm just getting a little sick of this pc pandering so-called news.

13. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2281; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

If this was about someone breaking phones in the store (which has appeared many times) would you have been whining about it? After all, no one died. At least congratulate the man who was all calm since you're so sick of racism being reported and people complaining about racism. He didn't even shout "ALT RIGHT P. INC. NON LIBERAL SPOTTED!!!"

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31768; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Stop clicking it then.

19. Alan01

Posts: 662; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

The CEO of Sprint responded to the incident. I suppose that is not high enough up the corporate ladder to satisfy you? Alan F.

25. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 411; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

Racist public rants have happens and been exposed in here in London a few times but thankfully the police intervened and the offenders were arrested. Hope the same thing happens to this trash.

15. lyndon420

Posts: 6918; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

The entitled are over sensitive...so they get privilege points!!

16. kroft67

Posts: 5; Member since: May 01, 2017

And why is she even being recorded to start with? When the video starts she is doing nothing of note. Why is someone randomly recording an apparent stranger? Nobody finds this at all creepy or inappropriate? While I'm not defending her words, the guy is, in fact, responding to her phone conversation with someone else, nevermind whoever is shooting the video. And if the situation was reversed, and if was a minority female making comments to a white guy, do you really think the story would be on this site? Would the Sprint CEO have made a comment about it? No, it wouldn't be a story at all.

27. izim1

Posts: 1619; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

From the other news stories about this, she was already acting trashy and demanding to have her way, before the xenophobia kicked in. Which is why she was probably being recorded. You can hear her talking about being in the ghetto and it being her 3rd store without being helped with whatever she felt she was entitled to. As for the guy responding to her "private" conversation, she was having it in a public place for all to hear. If you want things to be private, then keep them private. Contrary to what you seem to believe, no one owes you any privacy when youre out in public making a scene. And your last comment makes it painfully obvious that you yourself have issues. That hypothetical situation of yours has absolutely no purpose other than to try and paint white people as all around victims. If my grandma had a penis, she'd have been my grandpa. If worms could use machine guns, then birds would be in trouble. If if if...

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