A St. Luke Hospital nurse, Shelbi Heenan, decided to take her costume for Halloween this year up a notch by dressing as Beyonce. Only problem is Heenan is white and along with the clothes, she decided to paint her face black and then post the pictures on social media.
This has resulted in Heenan losing her job at the hospital once the the management staff saw it. They addressed the issues as quickly as possible, which lead to them releasing a statement after letting Heenan go for the action.
“On Monday afternoon, Saint Luke’s Health System became aware of a Saint Luke’s East Hospital employee who posted photos on personal social media accounts of her and another individual dressed in blackface for what appears to be a Halloween event. This information was shared with appropriate health system personnel and an investigation was initiated immediately. While it is against Saint Luke’s policy to comment on specific personnel matters, we can confirm that this individual is no longer a Saint Luke’s employee. Saint Luke’s is deeply committed to our culture of diversity and inclusion. It is fundamental to who we are as an organization and we vigorously protect it on behalf of all our patients and employees and expect those who represent us to do the same.”
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