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.
Her name is Stephanie Sebby-Strempel. Make her famous, Twitter. pic.twitter.com/8OM6EeFzvG
— Shomeo (@SassBaller) June 27, 2018
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?”
FFS…will they ever learn?!?!
— P to the Cilla (@cillarose12) June 27, 2018
How can people be so freaking hateful
— whynotr (@whynotr1) June 27, 2018
They don’t seem to learn! Why those F racist keep doing this stuff in front of the cameras? Is not like they are Trump and can get away with this !!!
— Vocho (@VochoPerron) June 27, 2018
Geez!! What the hell is wrong with these people?!?! ?♀️ Shaking my head here.
— Merry Johnson-Guidry (@merry_guidry15) June 27, 2018
Though others were pretty sure about the source of the problem.
— David Rapps (@DaveRapps) June 27, 2018
What is wrong with people? Empowered by Trump, they try and reclaim the white privilege they enjoyed back in Jim Crow days. We MUST call them out, each and every one of them. Do not let this become the norm. Let them know that this is not acceptable.
— Robert Stabell (@bstabell) June 27, 2018
'empowered by Trump' The whole story right here. If it is OK for the President then ALL of his supporters feel deputized to be exactly the same as he is. INTOLERANT.
— Zoran Kanti-Paul (@ZoranKantiPaul) June 27, 2018
She has been named and hopefully karma will get her. Keep re-tweeting this to shame her. ( like that is possible) The world is a mess and racism seems to be prevalent, especially in the US. I blame Trump for dragging these bigots into the spotlight.
— Laurie Small (@SmallLaurie) June 27, 2018
Public Pool…. This Chick Is Crazy…. This Is NOT The 40tys Or 50tys Chick Go Sit Down Somewhere I Blame Trump For These People Behavior?
— UpTownShelia (@UpTownShelia) June 27, 2018
Sebby-Strempel was later identified as an employee of skincare company Rodan + Fields and many called for a response from the company.
@RodanFieldsHQ this is your representative
— Sun-Kissed Melanin (@GoldenKissedGod) June 26, 2018
I certainly won’t purchase any RodanFields products until/unless they condemn-really and consistently- this type of behavior by their employees.
— Laurel Soffa (@mamasoaf) June 27, 2018
So much for Rodan and Fields. Or she gets fired. Your choice.
— TheGoodWitch (@TestySally) June 28, 2018
Everyone can totally forget about Rodan + Fields while Stephanie Sebby-Strempel still works for them
— ?Bee Boo Bop? (@gates_gen) June 27, 2018
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