Cab firm apologises after driver’s homophobic slur toward Pride revellers

A taxi company has apologised after one of their drivers made a homophobic comment to party-goers attending the Pride festival in Fife.

Fife Today reported that the incident unfolded after a man told how a driver for Treble 20 asked if he and his fellow passengers were going to the "p***'s party".

It is also claimed that the venue was listed in the same way on the driver's sat-nav system.

As a result of the incident, Treble 20 have now apologised for their driver's slur.

A representative of Treble 20 Taxis took to social media, saying: “It was brought to our attention that there was a derogatory term used within one of our taxis to describe the Gay Pride celebrations that were taking place in Kirkcaldy.

“After investigating this issue further we now understand fully what has happened and we are reaching out to the individuals who have been affected directly.

“This situation has happened due to the actions of one or two individuals and these actions will not be tolerated at all. “We were absolutely delighted and extremely proud to be part of the Pride celebrations and the actions of these individuals is in absolutely no way a reflection of the company or its drivers. “It has taken years of hard work and professionalism along with friendly and trustworthy drivers that has built us the amazing reputation that we have. “Last night’s situation has devastated us all. “Whilst we understand that this affected only a few people in the taxi itself, we also completely understand that this has also affected each and every one of us who are intolerant of any sort of discrimination and have therefore been upset by this situation. “On behalf of all of us at Treble Taxis we apologise for the upset that has been caused and we will continue to work so hard to ensure that trust is rebuilt with you all. “We are just so, so sorry. Thank you again to those of you who got in touch to alert us to this situation yesterday. We all stand together against discrimination of any kind without exception.”

Twitter user @hallerackit said: "Very decent and well written apology. Poor taxi company. It's the driver's fault not the company but they seem to be acting swiftly and professionally which is great to see. I would hope any individual involved in the offence will be fired with immediate effect."

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