The hijab, he believes, has “nothing to do with religion”.
Adebola and her boss remain at a deadlock on the issue by the end of the clip, but the fastfood worker resolutely affirms that she will continue to wear the head covering.
I converted to Islam not too long ago and I started wearing my hijab, I went to work today and was kicked out because my hijab was not apart the “ dress code” apparently and I wasn’t allowed to wear it. Don’t come to the chicken express in Fort Worth!! pic.twitter.com/xiulAEJS8y
— Folake Adebola ? (@naemuulaa) December 30, 2019
The videos have ammased almost 8,000 retweets and over 22,000 ‘likes’.
Describing the events, Adebola wrote on Twitter, “This is discrimination at its finest! I will not tolerate this at all.”
Many on the platform have shown sympathy and support for Adebola’s defence of her values.
One user lauded her decision to share the videos as inspiring others in similar situations to find to the “courage for themselves to stand up”.
Other users urged her to “stay strong” in the face of discrimation.
“Definitely trying, I cried all day yesterday because I just couldn’t believe it happened to me it’s like 2019 almost 2020 this needs to stop.”
Chicken Express refused to speak to the Metro when reached for comment.
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