Dubai nightclub not happy with alleged staff’s racist rant vs. Indians, Filipinos

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates  –  A racist Facebook rant of a woman who claimed to be an employee of a nightclub in Dubai has sparked outrage among expats; prompting the club to distance itself from the staff.

Earlier, a Facebook user who goes by the name of ‘Jill Movida’ posted on her account a comment about removing all Indians and Filipinos from Dubai.

“If we removed all the Indians and Filipinos from Dubai, Dubai would be perfect!” ‘Jill Movida’ wrote on her status update that has earned negative reactions after going viral on social media.

The post has since been removed and her account deactivated.

‘Jill’ is believed to be an American expat. Her account claimed she is linked to Movida nightclub in the Nassima Royal Hotel.

But Alberto Barbieri, the operations director of Movida, denied ‘Jill’ is an employee of the club

“This lady already made a very negative comment on Facebook a good few months ago about Arabs. We noticed this as her profile says she works at Movida. I can categorically say that (she) does not work there…from the people I’ve have asked, she (has not) ever worked there,” Barbieri told Khaleej Times.

Barbieri added the nightclub “would never condone such behavior from any of our staff”.

“I told everyone that could to report it, and now we have seen this latest comment from her. Again my staff have reported the comment,” he said.