Missouri Nurse Fired for Blackface Beyoncé Costume

Here we go. In what will most likely be the first of a lot of stories about people wearing blackface for Halloween, a Missouri nurse has been fired after posting a picture of herself as Beyoncé on social media. Shelbi Elliott-Heenan was let go from her position at St. Luke's Hospital in Lee's Summit, Missouri.

Someone alerted hospital personnel to the Facebook post. Elliott-Heenan and her husband both darkened their skin to portray Beyoncé and Jay-Z.  

The hospital said it does not comment on personnel matters but Elliott-Heenan was no longer working there. When will people learn? Why is this still a thing? 



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