Apple apologises for black teen thrown out of an Apple shop in Melbourne “because they might steal something”
Apple CEO, Tim Cook Calls Racial Profiling Against Blacks In Apple Store ‘Unacceptable’
A group of six black teenagers aged 15 and 16 were asked to leave the store when a member of staff expressed concerns than they might steal something. The manager of the said Apple Store in Australia on Thursday apologized for this racial incident.
The youths allege that due to the color of their skin they were asked to leave from the store in Melbourne’s Highpoint Shopping Centre. The teens were born in Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria, Eritrea and Egypt and now had emigrated to Australia as children.
The incident led to one of the teens, Francis Ose to post a video of Tuesday’s incident on his Facebook page, captioning it: “Simply Racism” wherein the technology giant faced accusations of racism in a backlash. The video quickly went viral and led to an outcry on social media.