John Pisone probably wishes he found something else to do instead of harassing a handful of anti-fracking protesters in his home state of Pennsylvania. The landscaper — shall we add former — was let go from his job after a video of Pisone unleashing a biting and racist verbal attack went public and his bosses got hold of it.
Raw Story reports:
In a video posted to YouTube on Monday by photojournalist Tom Jefferson, a man wearing work clothes and a camouflage hat is seen approaching anti-fracking activists who are protesting Rex Energy’s drilling operation in the Mars Area School District.
“Have you actually done something with your life, have you had any kind of a job?” the man asks one of the older activists, who laughs in his face.
“Just like this chimp right here,” the man continues, motioning at the camera.
“What did you say?” one of the activists asks.
“Yeah, chimp,” the man replies. “A f*cking n****r right here with a mop on his head. I don’t give a f*ck. He’s milking my f*cking tax dollars.”
“We’re peaceful, we do not need your antagonism,” one of the protesters says.
The man responds by mocking the group with chimp-like noises. He goes on to explain that he had time to “tease” activists because his job was rained out that day.
Pisone’s company, MMC Land Management in Gibsonia, Pa,, issued a statement to its Facebook page regarding their former employer’s actions.
Today, we were disgusted to learn that one of MMC’s former employees used racial slurs and made racially charged comments during a peaceful protest in Mars, Pennsylvania, outside of work hours at a location with which we have no affiliation. We are sorry that this incident occurred. Whether at work or not, we do not condone hate speech – EVER. Inclusion and diversity are among MMC’s core values. We believe in equality for everyone, regardless of race, age, gender identity, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation. MMC has terminated this employee and will never do business with him again in the future.
Pisone’s Facebook profile has been deleted, much like his job was.
Check out the video of John Pisone in the clip below.
Warning: there is harsh language being used so mind your speakers and the ears of others.
Photo: screen cap