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A Springfield, Ohio, firefighter won’t be putting out any fires anytime soon, after being fired for sharing a racist meme on Facebook, authorities say.

According to the Springfield News Sun, Bradley Baugh, who was hired less than two months ago, shared a meme that used a racial slur directed toward black people and mocked fast-food workers and high school dropouts.


“Niggas dropout of school & get a job at McDonald’s talking bout ‘On My Grind’ Yeah, okay, GRIND me up a Oreo Mcflurry with yo dumbass,” the meme read.

Springfield City Manager Jim Bodenmiller notified Baugh that the post was insensitive and was the reason he was terminated.

“The racially insensitive post that you shared in a public forum undermines the integrity and values of the city of Springfield and the fire-rescue division, and directly impact[s] our ability to effectively serve the community,” Bodenmiller said.

Baugh was officially fired on March 9 and now should probably check to see if McDonald’s is hiring.

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