‘Racial’ and ‘sexist’ comments made by Mocs staff in comments to women
Moc’s shoes are the latest shoe brand to be targeted by an online backlash.
In a post that was shared on Twitter on Tuesday, a Moc shopper said she felt excluded because of her skin color.
The customer, identified only as “Alice,” wrote that she was not accepted at a Moca store because she is not black.
Alice, who is of Asian descent, said she has received racist comments and other disparaging remarks in the past and that she had even had customers call her “Nigga.”
“If I was white, I would have never been rejected at the store,” Alice wrote.
“I would have been accepted.
I have black friends, and they are just as much of a part of my life as the people in front of me.””
But you guys are white and they don’t care about you,” the shopper continued.
“They treat you like you are nothing, like the white man.
You don’t belong here, you are not worthy of the shoes. “
This is why you can’t be the best and they treat you that way.
The racism you people are perpetuating and using is just not right. “
If I were to leave this store, I think I would be fired for wearing Moc shoes.
The racism you people are perpetuating and using is just not right.
You are not human.”
The post was shared more than 3,000 times and had nearly 400 retweets by Wednesday morning.
The shopper’s post has since been removed.
“I would be surprised if the majority of people didn’t take issue with my comments and the fact that I didn’t accept the shoes I purchased.
It would also be a shock to the Moc business,” the post said.
I feel like I am not included in the conversation. “
However, the comments made about me were offensive to me, as are the comments I received.
I feel like I am not included in the conversation.
I am the only black person at the shop, and my sole purpose in wearing Moca shoes is to make sure that the shoes are made to my specifications.”
Alice added that she did not feel comfortable returning to the store for the time being because she feared being called a racist.
Mocs CEO and founder, Jim Moczos, told the Associated Press on Wednesday that the comments on Alice’s post were offensive.
“She’s a young woman and she’s going to have to live with the comments,” Moczos said.
Moca said in a statement that it “strongly rejects” the remarks, which were not included by Moca on its website.
“We apologize for any discomfort this may have caused.
We take this issue very seriously and are currently investigating this and working to ensure that we are providing a safe environment for all our customers.”