Carnival Cruise Line has fired a White comedian accused of repeatedly using the N-word during a performance. According to MailOnline, the company said Rob O’Reilly will no longer be allowed to perform on its cruise ships.
A video snippet of O’Reilly’s performance was shared on TikTok. In the video, the White comedian is heard telling audience members who have issues with his use of the racial slur to “get the f**k out.” Most of the audience is also heard cheering him on after he makes that statement.
“So on Carnival Cruise right now and they are perfectly fine hiring someone who uses the N-Word multiple times in his show and when the issue was raised he said and I quote ‘if you’re offended get tf out,’” the text on the video read.
The video was also shared on Twitter, and users on the platform quickly dug out old racially offensive tweets from O’Reilly, MailOnline reported.
“For me, people are like ski slopes. I’m scared of the black ones,” he wrote in one of his tweets.
Another tweet also read: “When I look at my fellow man, I don’t think ‘That guy’s black’ or ‘That guy’s Puerto Rican.’ I think, ‘That guy’s a felon.”
He also wrote in another: “Did you know 1 in 15 black men has HIV? That’s a pretty insane statistic. Every NBA team probably has one dude with AIDS.”
The White comedian has since taken down his Instagram and Twitter accounts. And though O’Reilly wasn’t heard using the N-word in the video, the user who shared it explained that it was a norm for comedy clubs to prohibit filming during live performances.
Responding to the incident in a statement to TMZ, Carnival said it does not condone O’Reilly’s actions. The company also said the comedian will no longer be allowed on any of its cruise ships.
“We do not tolerate this language or behavior. The person in question is no longer welcome on Carnival ships and the rest of his scheduled appearances have been cancelled,” the company also said in response to a tweet.