The owner of a dry cleaning business in Southwest Atlanta is now officially on blast after being caught in a race-fueled rant on camera.
The video was captured by Andy Foster, who suffered the verbal abuse in front of his 10 year old son, who was riding along with him as he picked up his cleaning. Foster was so shocked by the owner’s behavior that he pressed play on his cell phone.
The fiery exchange occurred at the Ben Hill Custom Cleaners on Fairburn Road in Atlanta and in the video, the store’s owner, Amin Chaudry, can be clearly heard spewing racist rants.
Foster can be heard in the vid, stating ‘You shouldn’t be prejudiced in Black neighborhoods.” And the store owner responds, “you *expletive* are more racist than anybody!”
At one point, when Chaudry is told that he’s on video, he slams the store’s drive-thru window shut while yelling… “Send it to Obama!”
Watch the shocking footage below…
VIDEO: Racist Southwest Atlanta Dry-Cleaner
Foster says he started recording after the store owner made racial comments to him.
“If I did something to you that might have been explainable,” Foster said,
Racism is clearly alive and well! It’s startling how this man could run that business right in our own backyards with that type of attitude!
Chaudry admits he was wrong for saying what he said, but attempts to blame Foster for his racist outburst, stating:
“You should know that there is something which inspired all this,” said Chaudry.
“He [Foster] says, ‘you g** damn foreigners, you terrorists, you come in our community, you make money.’ I said, ‘sir, there’s no need for it.'”
When pressed about his behavior by CBSNews, Chaudry issued a half-hearted apology, stating:
“Well, of course I apologize, of course I apologize. But, this gentleman was not an angel,” said Chaudry.
Foster has denied Chaudry’s allegations and even in the video it seems he was nothing less than cordial to the business owner.
The video, which was filmed about a week ago, has since gone viral and has sparked a ton of protests in Southwest Atlanta. Residents of the mostly Black community have banned together to not only boycott the 20 year old business, but to also warn other patrons of the shocking event.
“Those clothes in that establishment belong to African-Americans in this community that patronize him. He has to respect them or he must go,” said angry resident Inga Willis.
Meanwhile, Ben Hill Custom Cleaners is also getting it’s fair share of karma on their YELP page.
But many of the comments are being deleted…