A man at Polaris Marketing Group in Atlanta was fired after a photo of him making racially charged comments about a co-worker's black son went viral.
Gerod Roth, who went by "Geris Hilton" on Facebook, posted a selfie with no caption with his co-worker's 3-year-old son named Cayden Jenkins. Soon after posting the photo, Roth's followers started making racially charged comments about the child, including one follower who asked if Roth was a slave owner.
Polaris Marketing Group's CEO, Michael De Graca Pinto, released a statement following Roth's firing, where he spoke about Cayden Jenkins and his mother Sydney being like family to the company.
"This morning I was disgusted to learn that one of my former employees made several racially charged comments on his personal Facebook page. Even worse, the comments were directed toward the son of another employee. It breaks my heart that Sydney and her adorable son Cayden were subjected to such hateful, ignorant and despicable behavior. Cayden visits my office almost every afternoon after daycare, he's sat at my dinner table and I consider him a part of the PMG family."
Cayden's mother also responded to the post, which you can check out in the above slide.