Taylor Chapman, 27, has been preparing for law school after graduating from Nova Southeastern University. That may not be the most promising career choice after Chapman posted a video (below) that has now gone viral showing her abusing workers at a Dunkin’ Donuts as she taunts them with racist and unhinged insults. Few law schools would welcome an application from such a person and even fewer bars would welcome such a person as a bar member. [Warning: both the video and the transcript below contains racist and profane language]
Chapman graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business & Marketing and has been preparing for law school applications. She took a detail however to the local Dunkin’ Donuts where she recorded herself abusing the workers over what she viewed as some type of oral contract for a free drink or meal. She is shown on video explaining “This girl was so f**king rude to me and said ‘OK well you can get your order free next time,’ So you know what I told her, I said ‘I want the whole fucking menu b**ch, twice.’” She then adds the legal point that “[a] guarantee is a guarantee and I’ve already called my lawyer and he is already on it.” She then descends into racist and profane insults, calling the woman who attended her “a complete cunt sand nigger whore.”
She then proclaims that she will make this all public saying “Well, guess what? This shit’s about to go live, bitch. Right on Facebook . . . Cause I already posted what your dumb ass did last night. So I hope you’re happy with your little fucking sand nigger self. Cause I’m about to nuke your whole fucking planet from Mars. You think ya’ll are tough big fat Arabs bombin’ the Trade Center? I’ll show you tough.”
It seems clear that there may be serious mental issues involved in this disgraceful scene. However, it raises an interesting issue. In my view, a law school should deny her application on this video alone as someone who is facially unsuited to serve as an attorney. This is not a free speech question. I am not questioning her right to use such language, but she is attacking individuals (who by the way show remarkable patience and restraint in the face of this tirade) in an unbalanced and abusive encounter. Even when a fellow customer objects to being recorded, she says “It’s your issue. I’ve got my own issues.”
Yes, Ms. Chapman, you have serious, serious issues.