Sherri Shepherd isn’t happy with the people who run Staples, and she wants the whole world to jump in to support her. The former host of The View accused the organization of racial profiling her friend who tried to use the bathroom.
In the post on Instagram which we have for you below, Sherri explained what happened on Santa Monica Boulevard at the Staples there in LA.
In the caption of the video, Sherri claims the cashier “cursed her out” while she and her friend, Kim, were buying supplies for a seminar.
Just got cursed out by a cashier @staples at 4641 Santa Monica Blvd in LA. My girlfriend @kimrtavares & I were there to get supplies for a seminar when Kim asked where was their restroom & we were told they were broken and we needed t go to @riteaid – Kim walked over to #RiteAid but their bathroom was in use so she came back to #Staples. Another employee gave us the combination to their #bathroom which worked fine. When questions The manager (Edgar) said the cashier Janice Reyes May have said it bc the bathrooms needed to be cleaned. They were clean and working bc I used it. When I questioned Miss Reyes on why she said that at first she wouldn’t answer and then said “we are told to tell people if they don’t buy they can’t use our bathroom” when I said well we were customers – you should have stated your policy instead of lying, Ms Reyes starts screaming “I am not going to take this shit. I am not going to take this fucking shit!” And she storms off but not before it got heated w Kim. #Staples this treatment by an employee is unacceptable. It was embarrassing – and had I had my son Jeffrey w me it would’ve been a different situation. Your employees are participating in racial profiling. I will take my business to @amazon or @OfficeDepot where customer service is better . Miss Reyes May be going through personal issues but if she is, then she should be doing something else at Staples rather than dealing with customers. And the fact that none of the employees did anything? It should be on their cameras. #unacceptable #pleaseshare #amazon #officedepot #oncamera #blackhistorymonth #injusticia #injustices #kimtavares #saynotoracism
Shepherd stated she and her friend tried to use the bathroom but the cashier said it was temporarily unavailable, so they would have to go to Rite Aid instead.
After going over to the store across the road from the Staples – which ended up being in use – Shepherd said she and her friend returned only to be cussed out by the cashier who began to scream “I’m not going to take this s*it.”
As you can see from her post above, Shepherd is no stranger to drama; she handles it well, and it makes sense considering her resume. She was a host of The View from 2007 until 2014 and even received several Emmy Award nominations as a result of her role on the talk show.
Sherri also played on productions like The Jamie Foxx Show and had her own series on Lifetime called, Sherri. However, it was canceled after one season.
She went on to write a book called, Permission Slips, and currently hosts the series called NickMom Night Out on Nickelodeon. Additionally, she made an appearance on Dancing With The Stars back in 2012 for the fourteenth season.