New York real estate firm fires worker over racist tweet against BTS

A real estate agent’s racist tweet against BTS cost him his job in New York City.

Highline Residential, a New York City real estate agency, has fired an employee over his racist comments against K-pop group BTS.

After BTS appeared on the popular American TV show Saturday Night Live on Saturday (local time), real estate agent Brian Hughes attacked the singers on Twitter, saying they ― all in their early-to-mid 20s ― “look like kids.”

“Are Asian women even attracted to their own men?” he said.

His remarks sparked criticism from people in many Asian communities and the BTS fan club, known as the ARMY. Many fans complained about his tweets to Highline Residential.

The company then fired him and issued an apology.

“We want to apologize to everyone for the inappropriate tweet sent by Brian Hughes. His comment does not at all reflect Highline’s values,” the company wrote on Twitter.

“We are proud to represent a diverse workforce and clientele. Our relationship with Brian has been terminated.”


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