A woman was fired by one of her employers after posting a video in which she suggested undocumented immigrants arriving in the United States should be put into indentured servitude.
After facing backlash online for her video, Yvonne Elaine Brown deleted it and also wiped all of her social media accounts.
But she failed to remember the internet is forever.
TikToker @pandorasbreadbox stitched Brown's video to her post and called out the disgraced TikToker for suggesting bringing back slavery.
Tag aunt Karen, thanks ❤️#slavery #fyp #indenturedservitude #undocumentedimmigrants #nobodysillegalonstolenland #MakeADogsDay #myfinALLYmoment @TikTok’s Favorite Karen
Brown unapologetically said in the controversial video:
"Ok guys, here's a thought, and this might piss a couple of you guys off, but I don't really care."
"So, you know how they're saying supposedly we don't have enough people to unload these cargo ships or truck drivers to distribute this stuff?"
"Well why don't we have all these illegal immigrants who are coming over here unload this sh*t for us? Not only that, unload the sh*t for us, distribute it, and work for us for the next five years to earn their stay here. What do you think about that?"
Since their post on October 21, @pandorasbreadbox's video exposing Brown's racism and xenophobia has racked up over 1.7 million views.
The TikToker shared their interpretation of Brown's statement.
"I think you're asking for slavery back. Before you say, 'that's not what I'm saying,' because I know, I know how TikTok and White woman tears work, I know, but look what I found already."
The account shared a screenshot of a comment from Brown, whose account @vonelaine is no longer publicly available, confirming she was, indeed, referring to a pro-slavery stance.
The TikToker also explored Brown's other social media accounts and discovered she was involved in a "multi-media marketing situation" working with health and beauty product line Monat.
@pandorasbreadbox found the company's business email and contacted them.
"So I thought I'd reach out to them and see how they feel about their marketing manager supporting slavery."
The TikToker, pleasantly surprised by the accessible, pertinent information, added:
"Anyway, I wanted to see how they felt about their marketing manager supporting slavery or indentured servitude, whatever you want to call it."
"I figure, other people might have the same questions so their phone number is actually right here, you can also email them."
In their post's caption, @pandorasbreadbox tagged accountability TikToker Aunt Karen.
"Now thanks to the woman who tagged me in the video, we got this screenshot here which proves that she indeed meant slavery."
"Now of course you know Auntie had to know who this is, and it looks like we have Yvonne Elaine Brown."
In a followup video, @pandorasbreadbox said, "I saved this video so when you delete it, I'm going to repost it."
#stitch with @vonelaine pick up a book sometime, better yet Google is free. #Indenturedservitude #nobodysillegalonstolenland #colonizer
Monat commented on the post and indicated Brown has been terminated, citing the company does not tolerate "any form of racism from our employees or any independent sales people."
Other TikTokers had plenty to say in response to Brown's comment.
Brown claimed she didn't care about upsetting people when making her initial statement.
However, her actions following the backlash seem to indicate otherwise.