A Louisiana paramedic fired from his job from Acadian Companies after he posted an image on social media of a person wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood in a grocery store and a drawing of a car running into protesters is speaking out.
Jamie Bergeron, who released a video on Facebook titled, “You heard them! Now hear me!!!,” said the memes he shared “may have been insensitive, but they were far from being racist.”
His former employer took the unusual step of issuing a lengthy statement on the reason for his termination.
Bergeron’s “posts and underlying insensitivity and disrespect shown by the posts are not in any way representative of our Company,” Acadian Companies said in a statement on Facebook.
Bergeron also leads a music group called Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin’ Cajuns.
Read the full statement from Acadian Companies below.