A video of a Holiday Inn receptionist having a breakdown while being questioned by a guest has shocked the internet and well and truly backfired on the man who posted it...
Because instead of feeling sympathy for the guest filming...
Who is the bully filming?? This is beyond disturbing. Did this gentleman not have support staff on the premises to deal with issues like this?— Rebecca Dawson (@boldlybeingbec) April 26, 2021
Social media has united to criticise him.
if you see a video talking abt a holiday inn worker having breakdown, don't watch or share it, it's a customer being ableist and homophobic to a worker for no reason— fully vaxed pupy (@SunsetSilvally) April 26, 2021
I watched. It was terrible how the customer kept pushing him when he saw the breakdown coming and continuing afterwards. He should be the one who is publicly mocked— A Guy From Jersey (@jerseyguy245) April 26, 2021
I hope the holiday inn comes out with their security footage to show exactly what happened and standup for this young man. No one deserves that treatment.— AmericanGrl21 (@AGrl21) April 26, 2021
Not sharing it, but that holiday inn worker mental breakdown video is absolutely vile. Everyone trying to laugh it up or turn it into a race thing is a ghoul.— Strat (@LaidbackStrat) April 26, 2021
Really don't know who exactly found it funny. And if someone did, I feel sorry for you.— MSaraswathy (@Maamitalks) April 27, 2021
I made the mistake of watching it and almost cried I swear— مِيدُوسَا (@shadxn_) April 27, 2021
the guy who was filming is a disgusting person
I feel so bad for this guy. 💔 I hope he has support. The Hotel guest was heartless— ellen zee🎤♡ (@ellenzradio) April 26, 2021
I tried to watch it but couldn't stomach it— 哥德小姐 (@G1Gusty) April 26, 2021
I agree, no one should be treated like that for something out of their control.— Onstliy (@Onstliy) April 27, 2021
Stop sharing the video of the Holiday Inn worker having a breakdown. It's probably triggering for him and others with mental illness. Also stop assuming he's autistic because you associate autism w/ meltdowns. He has BPD & schizoaffective disorder, according to his Reddit posts.— Jenna (@anarchovist) April 26, 2021
OMG!!! I feel so bad for them. They are visibly having a breakdown - I have felt like this myself, I understand. Only sending big hugs to the Holiday Inn worker and the person recording is being an A$$hole.— Wendy Joyce (@WendyBarnes_) April 26, 2021
The distressing video went viral earlier this week.
Shared to Reddit in /r/publicfreakout it first began to gain attention, before being reposted to Twitter by rapper Freddie Gibbs.
Journalist Tariq Nasheed then reposted it gaining over 3.4 million views.
The video shows a Holiday Inn employee dealing with a clerical error that a guest has brought up.
Currently, it is unknown who the video was first posted by. The clip begins after the receptionist reportedly hit his computer in frustration.
The guest filming can be heard saying "so you want to get mad and hit the computer because your company made a mistake."
He then continues to probe the receptionist while he tries to compose himself.
But, eventually it becomes to much for the receptionist and he snaps...
Hitting himself in the head...
And on his computer screen.
He then walks off-camera, where he can be heard sobbing.
While the guest continues to complain.
There's no denying its hard to watch the video unfold.
So, it comes as no surprise that sharing the video online has backfired on the man who posted it.
Since the video emerged online, a Reddit user has come forward to claim he is the receptionist.
In now-deleted comments, the user wrote: "While I've now quit this position (my management supported me, and told me I'm welcome back. The guest was ejected from the hotel for escalating issues with staff and the owners.) I do have mental disorders."
"I suffer from BPD and schizo-affective disorders."
He then revealed that off camera the guest had called him a homophobic slur.
"What this fine, 5'5" bald gentleman behind the camera DIDN'T record was the fact that he called me a F**GOT for an associate's mistake," he said.
Here's some added context: pic.twitter.com/oF516rDc8s— PurpleColonel (@PurpleColonelYT) April 26, 2021
"He was aggressive, and fishing for a reaction. He sure got it; and I'm glad this was a wake up call for me to stop slaving away for corporations who do not care about you at all, or the guests."
A GoFundMe has been set up for the worker.
So far, over eighty thousand dollars have been raised.
Jeremy Hambly, the organizer of the page, wrote: "A Holiday Inn employee was harassed and filmed by a customer having a mental breakdown & is now receiving death threats & having thoughts of self-harm. It turns out this employee has BPD with schizo-active tendencies. According To Him.
"Let's give him enough of a head start on finding a job where people don't treat him terrible & he can take a nice little vacation."
You can see the distressing video here.
A white Holiday Inn Express worker has a nervous breakdown after he got scolded by a Black customer because of a mistake in the reservation system. pic.twitter.com/KUEyqUSgsM— Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸 (@tariqnasheed) April 25, 2021
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