No one has ever accused racists of being particularly intelligent, but given the recent wave of named and shamed racists caught on video these days, you’d think they’d start to remember that just about everyone carries a camera in their pocket.
Following #BBQBecky and #PermitPatty, #BikiniBecky is the latest to join their ranks of racist public outbursts caught on camera.
Watch #BikiniBecky, real name Stephanie Sebby-Strempel, shouting racial slurs and assaulting a black teenager for trying to use a community pool.
Bikini Becky of Summerville, SC assaulted a black kid for trying to use community pool, shouted racial slurs at him, then bit a cop's arm who came to arrest her.— Shomeo (@SassBaller) June 27, 2018
Her name is Stephanie Sebby-Strempel. Make her famous, Twitter. pic.twitter.com/8OM6EeFzvG
Sebby-Strempel was arrested the day after the incident. As police went to serve a warrant for third-degree assault, Sebby-Strempel allegedly assaulted both officers, pushing one and biting the other.
She is now being held in the Dorchester County Jail, charged with one count of third-degree assault and battery and two counts of assaulting an officer while resisting arrest.
The latest in a string of racist public outbursts, the incident had many shaking their heads and wondering “what is wrong with these people?”
Though others were pretty sure about the source of the problem.
Sebby-Strempel was later identified as an employee of skincare company Rodan + Fields and many called for a response from the company.
Rodan + Fields eventually responded on Twitter.
We do not condone violence of any kind and pride ourselves on embracing inclusion and acceptance of all. Please note, this person is not a Rodan + Fields employee, but an Independent Contractor. We are reaching out to this individual to reiterate our corporate values.— Rodan + Fields HQ (@RodanFieldsHQ) June 26, 2018
After continued negative public reaction Rodan + Fields released another statement announcing they had fired Sebby-Strempel.
“In accordance with our policies and after assessing statements from law enforcement, this Independent Consultant is no longer affiliated with Rodan + Fields.”
Hate has consequences.
H/T – Indy100