A FedEx driver was reportedly fired after a circulating TikTok video of him declaring he will not deliver to homes displaying a flag supporting President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.
The former FedEx employee, Vincent Paterno, also said he will pass on homes that had banners supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.
His video that had the hashtags, #bidensucksballz, and #wethepeople, has received over 85,000 views and more than 2,100 comments—many of which slammed Paterno—since its posting on September 16.
Paterno, who worked for the company in Washington and was wearing his FedEx uniform in the video, addressed his followers with, "What's up, TikTok?" before going on his diatribe that included referring to the Vice President with vulgarity.
The 39-year-old smugly said in his FYI statement:
"I just wanted to come on here and let you all know if you don't have a flag in front of your house and you have a Joe Biden, Kamala f'king camel toe posted up in front of your house, Black Lives Matter—I will not deliver your sh*t."
He repeated his refusal to do his job depending on the package recipient's political beliefs.
"I will not deliver your sh*t. I will bring that back to the station, and I will keep doing that sh*t. Have a good day."
The clip was also shared on the Public Freakout subReddit.
One TikToker had a gut feeling about the future of his employment status.
Unsurprisingly, her premonition was spot on.
According to TooFab, FedEx confirmed Paterno will no longer be delivering packages to any home.
A spokesperson said:
"We are appalled by the behavior depicted in this video, which does not reflect the views of FedEx."
"This individual is no longer providing service on behalf of the company."
One TikToker reminded him his stratagem can work both ways.
One user demanded further reckoning.
Paterno later confirmed in the comments that he quit.
In a follow-up clip, Paterno told viewers:
"I didn't know I could get fired when I didn't work there anymore."
However, TikTokers were not buying it.
Although his statement about quitting was dubious, one thing is clear: his unemployment status is a win-win.