WATCH: New Jersey Uber Driver Allegedly Kicks Passenger Out For Being Gay
A viral video is making the rounds on the web today, and it appears to show a Camden County Uber driver kicking a passenger out of the car simply because the rider was gay.
The rider, who goes by Kristin Michele on Facebook, alleges that she kissed her girlfriend, Jenn, on the cheek shortly after the ride began.
Kristin says that the driver pulled over immediately saying, "you need to get out of my car." When Kristin asked why she was being kicked out of the vehicle, the driver responded with, "I won't have that in my car," Kristin says.
Kristin began filming the encounter, and she has shared the video on Facebook:. In the clip (posted below) you can hear the following encounter:
Kristin: "Are you kicking me out because I am gay?"
Driver: "Yes, I am. Yes. Get out."
Here's the full video, which does contain some NSFW language.
By the way, Kristin wrote on Facebook that she apologizes for the language in the video, by the way. "While most people have “understood” my words it doesn’t make them right," Kristin shared.
Kristin said she has reported the incident to Uber, and she has spoken to their team about the encounter.
Kristin's Facebook profile says she lives in Oaklyn, NJ, and in comments on the video mentioned the incident happened near Oaklyn. It's not clear when the incident took place, but since the video was shared online Friday afternoon it already has hundreds of views and shares.
94.5 PST has reached out to both Kristin and Uber to comment on the incident, but has not heard back yet. If we hear more information, we will update this story.