FedEx stated that the driver had been fired by the company. AP Photo/Paul Sancya. Pool
FedEx driver stated that he would not deliver to Black Lives Matter supporters, Kamala Harris or Joe Biden.
FedEx stated that he was no longer employed by the company and that the video had shocked them.
According to the driver, he had quit and the video was from his last day with the company.
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In a TikTok video, a FedEx driver stated that he would not deliver to homes with signs supporting President Joe Biden, Vice-President Kamala Harris or Black Lives Matter (BLM).
FedEx stated that the driver had resigned from the company but would not say whether he was fired or quit. According to the driver, he had quit.
Vincent Paterno posted a September 16 video in which he said that he would ignore houses without a flag in front. This was apparently a reference to America's flag. He said he would deliver packages that he didn’t want "back to the station" with him.
Paterno commented on the video and said that there were many people doing it, but that he was the only one posting. Paterno didn't give any evidence to support this assertion.
TikTok users claimed that Paterno's actions could make it difficult for people to access medical supplies. Paterno said, "Medical supplies have priority regardless of who you voted."
In the video, Paterno was wearing a FedEx Polo shirt.
Insider was told by FedEx that the company is "appalled" at the video's behavior. This does not reflect FedEx's views.
They stated that the individual was no longer providing services for the company.
Some media outlets reported that FedEx fired Paterno following the TikTok viral success. Paterno said that this was fake news in a separate video posted Sunday. Paterno claimed that he had quit his job and sent text messages to show that the messages were between him, his boss and himself. These texts seemed to indicate that Paterno was announcing his intention to quit.
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Paterno stated that FedEx was his last day on September 16, the day he posted his first TikTok video. He added, "I didn’t know that I could be fired when I stopped working there anymore."
Insider asked FedEx if Paterno had quit. A FedEx spokesperson replied that they "do not discuss the details of personnel matters." Insider reached Paterno for comment but he didn't respond immediately.
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