He said his “feral” comment wasn’t meant to be racist and that when Facebook removed the post, it also deleted Roth’s follow-up comment asking friends to be more respectful and professional. “I feel as if not only poor Cayden himself has been victimized but also myself for being targeted”.
It breaks my heart that Sydney and her adorable son Cayden were subjected to such hateful, ignorant and despicable behavior. Sidney Jade told the website that she was shocked that it took so long for Roth to be fired, saying “I was really caught off guard, and the fact the picture had been posted September 16th, and he wasn’t fired until the 29th, and acting like nothing happened”.
“I didn’t know you were a slave owner”, read one comment.
“People post things in a jokingly manner and it gets taken a completely different way but I don’t believe any of these people were joking”, Shelton said.
“He is not a deaf child”.
Screen grabs of the bigoted free for all eventually went viral under the hashtag #hisnameiscayden, leading to a social media campaign against the racist commenters and the creation of a GoFundMe page to raise a college fund for Cayden. Atlanta BlackStar reports that Roth was sacked, along with another colleague, charged with making a racist remark. Despite what you may have been led to believe, I can honestly assure all of you that I dindu nuffin.
Roth’s original horrid Facebook post. But that comment was cropped out of the screen shot, he said. The firm posted a statement on its Facebook account on Friday deploring what Roth had done. She also says the apology didn’t seem honest.