A white CEO who hurled a series of racist comments at a bartender is being dubbed “Karen’s Husband’ by the Internet.
According to The Fresno Bee, Jason Wood was visiting Fresno on business when he visited the Out of the Barrel Taproom. Rebecca Hernandez, a bartender there, wrote in an Instagram post that Wood refused to wear a face mask, and employees made multiple attempts to get him to put one on. After he repeatedly refused, the employees cut him off from purchasing anymore alcohol and asked him to leave.
That’s when he started slinging slurs, calling Hernandez a “dark-haired dumbass, sand ni**er motherf*cker.” At one point, when Hernandez made a call to have Wood removed, he said “I’m leaving. Don’t worry about me. Don’t worry about me, Saudi Arabia.” When Hernandez asks Wood what he said, he replies, “You’re f***ing stupid like they are.”
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“Jason ‘Mother F***ing’ Wood’s” company, Actionable Insights, is a digital marketing firm that has offices in St. Petersburg, Florida. Wood told The Bee that he was out with Fresno colleagues on Tuesday night when the bar incident occurred. He argued that he wasn’t racist and he blamed his actions on the alcohol.
“I feel awful about the whole thing,” Wood said. “We had seven or eight beers. It knocked me out. I don’t remember any of that. When I saw the video, my jaw just dropped. I was a jerk.” He continued, “I don’t talk to people like that. I’m not that type of guy… I’m not a racist. What I said didn’t even apply to her. I would’ve had a better grasp on the vernacular if I was a racist. I was that blacked-out drunk.”
Since the video of the incident went viral, Wood’s business pages and social media have been taken down from the Internet