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Filipino cruise ship crew member fired for wearing offensive sweater

/ 02:00 PM January 06, 2020

WATCH: Filipino crew member removed from chorus mid-performance. YOUTUBE

A Filipino cruise ship crew member was fired from his job for wearing a sweater with an offensive message during Christmas celebrations.

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The crew member belonging to the galley department of Holland America Line cruise ship MS Koningsdam was part of a Filipino choir performing a Christmas song in front of guests in the ship’s theater.

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Before going on the stage, he was warned not to wear the sweater, or to cover it with a jacket. But he apparently ignored the warning.

A similar green sweater with an offensive message worn by Filipino crew member led to his firing.

Once on the stage, the crew member exposed his sweater that had a rude and offensive message “Merry Go…F— Yourself” and placed his jacket on his shoulder. A ship officer reacted promptly and removed him from the stage during the live performance, according to a report by CrewCenter.com. A source said the crew member was fired and sent back home.

A passenger took a video of the performance, and the crew member can be seen in a green sweater and a jacket on his shoulder being removed from the choir mid-performance.

“In the middle of the singing, he was removed from the stage. It is all his fault coz somebody told him to cover it, but he did it intentionally. That’s why he is a disgrace to all choir and all crew members of MS Koningsdam. This is an embarrassment to all of us. We were working so hard on the song, and he managed to ruin our performance and Christmas,” one crew member was quoted by CrewCenter.com.

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