DUBAI: A supermarket manager in Oman sacked a cashier after they posted insulting comments about the Kerala flood victims on social media, national daily, Times of Oman reported.
The cashier – who is also from Kerala - was replying to a post on Facebook in which someone had asked about sending supplies to the worst hit areas of the southern Indian state.
At least 400 people have been killed and hundreds of thousands have been displaced in the floods that have devastated vast areas of the Indian state.
The man’s comments – which the newspaper described as “insulting” – caused a backlash, with people slamming the man for his insensitivity.
Eventually his post was spotted by his employers and a letter was sent, announcing his termination from the company, the report added.
“This is to inform you that we have terminated you from services with immediate effect because of your highly insensitive and derogatory comments on social media with regard to the current flood situation in Kerala, India,” the letter stated.
The man has since tried to apologize, claiming in a video he posted on Facebook that he was intoxicated from unspecified substances.
He said in this video: “I apologize to everyone in Kerala. Because of my foolishness, a mistake happened on my behalf. I request everyone to forgive me. After that comment, my friends and others have been abusing me on Facebook.”