Woman fired after kicking black customers out of aquarium gift store

Rebelander Basilan
Aug 27, 2018
12:20 P.M.

A store employee has been suspended after she barred a group of black girls from shopping at a Jersey Shore aquarium gift shop.


During a field trip, the seven black girls from a summer camp program went to the Jenkinson’s Aquarium boardwalk gift shop at Point Pleasant Beach in New Jersey. However, an employee banned them from entering the shop, according to a recent post by the camp leader Attiya Barrett.

Barrett wrote: “So. My girls went inside the gift shop (Jenkinson’s Aquarium), and we were racially profiled and discriminated against!”

Follow us on our Twitter account @amomama_usa to learn more and please scroll down to watch the video.


“The racist lady behind the counter told (seven) of my girls ‘you’re not welcome here without a chaperone,’” she said in the post.

“They left and got a chaperone and went back in. She then said ‘Didn’t I say (you are not welcome here! Get out!)'"

The young girls cried and asked the reason why they couldn't buy something from the shop, Barrett continued.

Barrett's Facebook post was accompanied by footage of the worker being questioned before the campers.

In the video, Barrett can be heard saying: “She doesn’t want the child to shop in her store because she said they have to be with a chaperone, they go get the chaperone, and then she excuses all of our girls to leave the store because she doesn’t want them there."


Then the gift shop employee can be seen laughing. When Barrett asks the worker her reasoning, she replies: “Because they didn’t have a chaperone.”

Barrett then asks her again what was her reasoning for not letting the girls shop after they did get a chaperone.

The woman said on camera: “I didn’t think she was a chaperone. I said, ‘You’re not welcome here.’”


Since the video was posted, it has been viewed more than 3.3 million times.

In a statement, a spokesperson from Jenkinson’s Aquarium told NBC New York that the worker who asked the black girls to leave the shop was suspended.

“We strive to provide all of our customers with an enjoyable experience, and we clearly missed the mark this time,” the spokesperson explained. “We sincerely apologize to the girls from the camp group for the way they felt upon leaving.”

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Related posts

Grocery Store Owner Fires Clerk for Giving Food to Homeless, They Switch Places Months Later — Story of the Day

February 12, 2022

Dad Follows His 12-Year-Old Daughter and Learns She Visits Old Abandoned House Every Day – Story of the Day

February 10, 2022

Homeless Old Man Sees a Woman Pushing Crying Little Girl into a Car and Gets Suspicious – Story of the Day

February 05, 2022

Husband Mocks Old Sofa His Wife Bought at Flea Market, Notices Its Zipper Minutes Later — Story of the Day

April 03, 2022

Poor Old Lady Buys Easter Gifts for Grandkids, Later Rants Their Mom Left a Mess in Her House

April 17, 2022

Vain Mom of Bride Learns Groom’s Mom Will Wear Same Dress to Wedding, Asks Her to Change It — Story of the Day

March 01, 2022

Woman Briefly Steps Away from Cart with Little Daughter inside at Costco, Stranger Steals the Cart

March 05, 2022

Little Girl Cries All Alone in Her House after Mom Fails to Return from the Grocery Store — Story of the Day

February 03, 2022

Poor Girl Sells Family Heirloom for Grandma’s Operation, Sees It on Her Doorstep Days Later — Story of the Day

February 22, 2022

Old Lady Who Is Certain Her Husband Is Infertile Meets 2 Young Men Who Look Exactly like Him – Story of the Day

March 12, 2022

Bookstore Clerk Kicks Poor Old Lady Out, Owner Sees It on Security Camera – Story of the Day

March 21, 2022

Couple Used Orphan to Build Reputation in Town – Spent over $200K of Her Inheritance in 7 Years

April 10, 2022

Lawyer Sees Poor Girl Crying by the Flower Shop and Rushes to Her — Story of the Day

March 13, 2022

Carefree Wife Mocks Hardworking Husband, after His Hospitalization They Switch Places – Story of the Day

February 02, 2022