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A woman named Trinity Bethune from North Carolina claims her first car-buying experience was ruined by a dealership’s inflammatory Facebook post.
Trinity Bethune told our sister station WTVD that she bought her first automobile on Wednesday at Lumberton Honda in Lumberton, roughly 30 miles south of Fayetteville. She was ecstatic to be able to pay for everything herself. That immediately changed when Bethune checked at the dealership’s Facebook page on Thursday and noticed a post that stated, “Congratulations to Bon Quisha on her 2016 Toyota Camry.”
She is 21 years old.
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Bethune responded to the message with surprise and dismay.
she wrote, “I’m not sure if this is a ‘joke’ or something but my name is definitely Trinity Bethune. I’m very offended by this post, it’s almost a racial slur. If I’m not addressed by MY name then please don’t address me at all,”
The post was online for more than an hour before it was taken down, according to Bethune. The screenshots went viral on TikTok after immediately circulating on social media.
Bethune said to the WTVD, “The name ‘Bon Quisha’ it seems like a stereotype for someone, you know, for them to be like ghetto,”
She is employed as a personal assistant. It hurts her to be reduced to a stereotype, she added.
She said, “I feel like my character was played with. I mean, I think I carry myself in a very well manner,”
“It’s something people use towards Black people as a racial slur and as an offensive term.”
The owner, who identified himself as Native American, stated that the actions of a single employee do not represent the company’s diverse workforce.
WTVD reports that Bethune is considering taking legal action.