Comedian popularly known by his stage name David The Student has narrated an ordeal where he encountered a racist couple while working as a Lyft driver in the US.
In videos that have since gone viral on social media, the Comedian reportedly picked up passengers, a couple whom he was to drive at their destination.
Things however took a left turn after David requested his passengers to wear a mask as a preventive measure considering the current COVID-19 pandemic that has swept away thousands of lives.
Apparently, the man got offended that he was told to wear a mask by a black man, thus resorted to uttering abuses at the driver and calling him racist slurs.
David pulled over and filmed the man hurling racist abuse towards him. The white man called him the N-word and threatened to ‘p*** in his car.’
“You f***ing piece of s**t. You will never drive; you will never drive,” the man shouts at David.
The woman accompanying the man takes out her phone and starts filming the incident. “Joe stop, I’m videoing. Stop, stop. I’m videoing. You stop,” she yells.
David told the media that the first thing that came to his mind was to record the incident as he feared it would be flipped on him.
“For me I was just thinking, get what exactly happened as they are going to flip this thing on me and make it look like I attacked them,” he said.
“So I just pulled over and got out of the car and told them I have canceled the ride, they can go ahead and get another drive,” he added.
The video of the incident has since gone viral online gaining nearly 500,000 views and hundreds of comments.
Following the incident, the man was banned from using Lyft with the company terming his behavior as unacceptable.
“There is no place for discrimination of any sort in the Lyft community, and this behavior is unacceptable.”Kenyan Comedian ‘David The Student’ Racially Abused by Lyft Passenger in the US