Fired Paramedic Says Posts Were Insensitive, Not Racist

Jamie Bergeron, seen here in a Facebook video, says was he posted to social media wasn't racist.

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.”

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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.

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