There’s no doubt that it’s infuriating as a server to get shafted on a tip, but tweeting about the mass murder of that table’s entire nationality is a very bad idea. Megan Olson, a server at Texas Roadhouse in Colorado until shortly after said tweet, waited on a table of Latino customers she claimed left without tipping. Exasperated, she let her anger get the best of her and publicly posted a racist, very mass-murder-y threat that referenced America’s weird new favorite dystopian movie franchise: “If we had a real life purge I would kill as many Mexicans as I could in one night,” she wrote from her account, which has since been deactivated, adding the hashtag “#learnhowtotipyoufuckingtwats.”
Other Twitter users brought her hypothetical to Texas Roadhouse’s attention, and the chain says the restaurant’s manager fired Olson on the spot. “That type of offensive, discriminatory language has absolutely no place at Texas Roadhouse,” a rep told Denver7, “and that’s why we terminated this employee.” Not surprisingly, the tweet caused a barrage of fiery comments to rain down on the restaurant’s social-media pages, a fair amount of which involve Donald Trump.
Olson refused to talk to the news channel, but did at least try apologizing via a Facebook post. “I wrote hurtful, inconsiderate, insensitive and careless words and I understand the amount of people I have offended by that,” she wrote. “I sincerely, from the bottom of my heart, apologize to everyone for my momentary lack of judgment. I want you all to know that I do not actually feel this way.”