'I'm Beautiful, I'm White,' North Carolina Woman Who Went Viral for Racially Abusing Black Sisters Loses Job

A North Carolina woman who repeatedly told two black sisters "I'm beautiful, I'm white" in a video that went viral this weekend has lost her job, the company she worked for said Sunday. 

Leisa and Mary Garris were waiting outside their apartment for AAA when a woman approached them and began asking whether they lived there and how much they paid for rent. 

The video, which was posted on Facebook Friday and has gained over a million views, recorded the five-minute interaction. 

"This is Myers Park, SouthPark, b****. Why are you up in here hanging out?" 

"I make $125,000 a year and I want to make sure that you're all up in here. Girl, girl, girl. I'm white. I'm girl white. I'm white," the woman continues. 

WSOC-TV, a local news channel in North Carolina, learned that the woman worked for Charter Communications and is now out of a job. 

Patrick Paterno, Director of Communications of Carolina Region for Charter Communications, released a statement regarding the termination of the woman – who has been identified only as Ms. Westwood. 

"The incident recorded in Charlotte is a blatant violation of Charter's code of conducts and clearly disregards the company's commitment to inclusion and respectful behavior. As such, Ms. Westwood's employment with the company has been terminated, effective immediately," the statement read. 

"We are so distraught and still very upset about what has taken place only because of the color of our skin," the sisters told WSOC-TV. "It is so upsetting to know that today we still have this overt racism going on in 2018." 

Four criminal summons were issued to Ms. Westwood – including two counts of communicating threats and two counts of simple assault.

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