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Uber Driver Fired For Refusing To Let Gay People In His Car

pakistani-cab-driverA Parisian driver for the car service Uber was reportedly fired this week for refusing to pick up gay passengers leaving a gay club in the heart of Paris. Twice!

French daily Le Parisien reports that Julien Léo Pasktier and a friend requested a car from the Uber app whilst leaving a Parisian club on Saturday night. According to Pasktier, once the driver arrived, he refused to let the two men in his car, claiming “I don’t take gays.”

The driver returned moments later when the men attempted to hail a different cab from the Uber app. This time, the men took a picture of the driver’s license plate and were threatened. Pasktier says the driver threatened to break his phone and later, realizing what he had done, offered the friends a ride home in a confrontational manner.

Pasktier took to Twitter:

(Translated via the Local: No, I don’t take gays. @Uber_Paris thank you to your driver plate number CSM759DM3 5:57am who refused our trip because it wasn’t up to his taste)

Uber responded, citing their zero-tolerance policy for discrimination. The driver was suspended:

(Translated via the Local: @Lucas_Hrrschr Hello Luca, this unacceptable behavior is absolutely not representative of the spirit of Uber. The driver has been suspended.)

And later fired:

(Translated via the Local: @MaXawauf @Lucas_Hrrschr I can confirm the driver will fired. We don’t joke around with this.)

Apparently this driver missed the memo on discriminating against potential fares. Hint: You can’t do that.

By:           Matthew Tharrett
On:           Apr 29, 2014
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  • 16 Comments
    • Snapper59
      Snapper59

      Any more details? A “Parisian” driver, huh. Born and raised there?
      Funny it’s next to a story on how awful the Mormons are. Oh I’m not disagreeing it’s just that often a certain religion gets ignored in “the cabdrivers wouldn’t give the gays a ride” stories.

      Apr 29, 2014 at 5:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      These bastards just aren’t going to learn! Hope he enjoys the unemployment line!

      Apr 29, 2014 at 5:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      Fuck him.

      And Snapper59, one difference, the LDS church organized and spent over a hundred million in elections here and funding NOM to deny us our rights.

      You know, just reminding you.

      Apr 29, 2014 at 6:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Snapper59
      Snapper59

      Oh, the LDS church won’t let the gays marry?
      Here’s what the religion that shan’t be mentioned does.

      http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-oW6z0VGz4w4/T7TRdhFLbTI/AAAAAAAApOU/_j5LTcRdpaw/s400/gay_hanging_iran.jpg

      You know, just reminding YOU.

      Apr 29, 2014 at 6:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      @Snapper59: @Snapper59: Just what the hell is your point, jackalope? If you don’t like gays or anyone else, move the hell to Iran or the Mid-east where they don’t have any gods!

      Apr 29, 2014 at 6:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billy Budd
      Billy Budd

      I hope he will starve. That will teach him.

      Apr 29, 2014 at 6:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Desert Boy
      Desert Boy

      I hate the French. Always have.

      Apr 29, 2014 at 7:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jwrappaport
      jwrappaport

      @Dakotahgeo: There aren’t gods in the Middle East? Sure there are, one at least – he’s called Allah, and they take his edicts mighty seriously around those parts.

      Apr 29, 2014 at 8:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      @Dakotahgeo: Sorry, I don’t acknowledge third rate gods. Now IF the Muslims understand Allah as one and the same God/Trinity, yes, then we’ll visit. If not… whateva!

      Apr 29, 2014 at 8:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      @jwrappaport: Sorry, I don’t acknowledge third rate gods. Now IF the Muslims understand Allah as one and the same God/Trinity, yes, then we’ll visit. If not… whateva!

      Apr 29, 2014 at 8:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      @Snapper59:

      Just a reminder douche, we don’t live in Iran. Stop trying to shield the Mormon church by insinuating that they are somehow better with gays than Islam is.

      They spent over 100 million fighting against our rights here. Pointing out that Islam in Iran is just as fucked up as Mormonism is here towards gays doesn’t make the Mormons any better.

      Apr 29, 2014 at 9:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Snapper59
      Snapper59

      @Cam: Seriously, you’re going to compare public hangings for being gay to opposition to gay marriage? Seriously? OK, I’ll go to Salt Lake City and be unhappy, you go to Tehran in a rainbow shirt.

      Apr 29, 2014 at 10:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Snapper59
      Snapper59

      And my point was that it is primarily the Muslim cabbies who refuse suspected gay fares and I suspect it is the same with this “Parisienne”.

      Apr 29, 2014 at 10:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mezaien
      Mezaien

      No GAYS in Taxi, no white Christian republican on my street “BE WARN”.

      Apr 30, 2014 at 12:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ruhlmann
      Ruhlmann

      @Desert Boy: Seul un trou du cul pourrait faire un tel commentaire.

      Apr 30, 2014 at 1:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      @Snapper59:

      No, what your comment is trying to do is give cover to the major problem causers in THIS country.

      I don’t hear about Islamic temples donating over 100 million to fight against gay rights nationwide, and I don’t see Muslim presidential candidates speaking out against gays.

      If I lived in Iran I would be far more worried about Islam than Mormons, but I don’t, and you trying to give cover to the Mormons is ridiculous. Of COURSE the Cabbie is Muslim, he drives a cab in Paris where 10% of the population is from Algeria.

      Apr 30, 2014 at 8:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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