A high-powered executive at Estée Lauder was fired for sharing an offensive meme on Instagram last week. The meme contained the n-word and a reference to a Chingy concert.


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John Demsey, a 65-year-old Estee Lauder senior executive who was earning $9.6 million dollars a year, was suspended from his 20-plus-year position for posting an offensive picture on his personal Instagram page.

The meme contained an image of the Sesame Street character Snuffleupagus in bed with a fever, laying with Big Bird. The caption read, “My [n-word] Snuffy done got the ‘rona at a Chingy concert.”

Demsey has since released an apology:

“I am terribly sorry and deeply ashamed that I hurt so many people when I made the horrible mistake of carelessly reposting a racist meme without reading it beforehand. There are not enough words to express my remorse and sorrow.”

Chingy Chimes In

Since being mentioned in the meme, Chingy has been trending. The “Right Thurr” rapper does not believe Demsey should be penalized and would like to forgive and move on, saying as much on his Instagram page.

“I want to say peace and love to J. Dempsey. I didn’t take it no type of way.”