BROOKFIELD, Ill. — Brookfield Zoo has fired an employee after she posted a controversial photo online that some are calling racist.
The photo shows a woman wearing a zoo uniform with the caption: “at work serving these rude ‘expletive’ white people.”
The photo sparked outrage from some customers.
It has been shared thousands of times on social media.
Zoo officials say this kind of behavior is not tolerated.
“We became aware of the actions of a single employee which we agree are unacceptable. This employee’s statements in social media are in violation of our policies and do not reflect our institution’s values. We have zero tolerance for these kinds of divisive behaviors. We treat all employment matters confidentially, but rest assured that we have taken prompt action to remedy the situation.”