Kyle Thomas has been identified as the Mississippi hospital worker who was seen shouting racial slurs at another customer inside of a donut shop over the weekend. The incident occured at Donut Palace in Flowood, Mississippi near Jackson. Thomas, a radiology tech from a nearby local hospital has since been fired from his job.
“We are aware of the confrontation captured on video involving one of our off duty employees at a local donut shop. We take this situation very seriously,” Ayoka Pond, a spokesperson for Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, told Heavy.com in a statement. “This employee’s language and behavior does not represent our organization’s values and his employment has been terminated.”
In the video, which first surfaced on Facebook, Thomas can be seen arguing with an employee at Donut Palace.
Another employee pulled out her cell phone and began recording the incident before Thomas noticed he was on video. At that time, Thomas began arguing with the woman who was filming. He ultimately began leaving the store, before turning back around and shouting the n-word multiple times.
“You’re a n*gger. You’re a n*gger, shut up,” Thomas said.
As he was walking to his car, he used the slur on two more occasions. You can watch the video below.
Thomas apologized for his actions on social media before deleting his Facebook account.
“I am so sorry, there is nothing I can say that will change what I said. I drove back up there and tried to apologize and she had gone. I regret every word that I said there is no excuse to every say these horrible things.” Thomas wrote. “I only hope that by me sharing a public apology in this incident you could show me some grace. I was upset about another issue and it spilled over into this and I can’t apologize enough.”
Kyle Thomas: “I am so sorry… I was upset about another issue and it spilled over into this and I can’t apologize enough.”
Now that’s understandable. Having a bad day, denigrating random people and calling a pregnant black woman a “nigger”. Perfectly natural reaction. 🙄🙄🙄🙄 pic.twitter.com/g0sBfsw3ME
— Bishop Talbert Swan (@TalbertSwan) August 12, 2018