Lisa Alexander, the Karen-ish CEO of LAFACE skincare, found herself trending over the weekend when she called the cops on a man she saw stenciling “Black Lives Matter” in chalk… on HIS OWN wall.
The video (below) taken by the man, James Juanillo, shows her and her husband arguing with him over the chalk statement… and blatantly lying – saying she knows the person who lives there. (Again: HE LIVED THERE. IT WAS HIS PROPERTY)
A white couple call the police on me, a person of color, for stencilling a #BLM chalk message on my own front retaining wall. “Karen” lies and says she knows that I don’t live in my own house, because she knows the person who lives here. #blacklivesmatter pic.twitter.com/rOpHvKVwgP— Jaimetoons (@jaimetoons) June 12, 2020
She has since apologized, saying in a statement:
“The last 48 hours has taught me that my actions were those of someone who is not aware of the damage caused by being ignorant and naive to racial inequalities. When I watch the video I am shocked and sad that I behaved the way I did. It was disrespectful to Mr. Juanillo and I am deeply sorry for that. … I did not realize at the time that my actions were racist and have learned a painful lesson.”
Read her full statement below.
#BlackLivesMatter | Lisa Alexander says she wants to apologize directly to Mr. Juanillo: ⬇️— Luz Peña (@LuzPenaABC7) June 14, 2020
“The last 48 hours have taught me that my actions were those of someone who is not aware of the damage caused by being ignorant”
Sounds sincere. Sincere-ish?
This morning, however, fallout over the incident continued as Raymod James – the high-end wealth management her husband worked for – announced on Twitter that HE had been given the boot.
“Raymond James has zero tolerance for racism and discrimination of any kind,” the company said. “An inclusive workplace is fundamental to our culture, one in which people are free to bring their whole selves to their careers, and we expect our associates to conduct themselves appropriately inside and outside the workplace.
“After an investigation into the circumstances of a video alleging racism by one of our associates, we have concluded that the actions of he and his partner were inconsistent with our values, and the associate is no longer employed by Raymond James,” it added.
Aaaaaand Lisa’s company, LaFace Skincare, has since taken its website offline, according to KPIX 5.
So…. lesson learned all you Karens out there?