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.

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  • 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.

  • Dakotahgeo

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

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Billy Budd

    I hope he will starve. That will teach him.

  • Desert Boy

    I hate the French. Always have.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • Cam


    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.

  • 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.

  • 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”.

  • Mezaien

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

  • Ruhlmann

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

  • Cam


    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.

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