Perhaps the FDNY should incorporate social media etiquette into its intense training sessions. The department and its well-connected aspirants have been responsible for a rash of racist tweets recently. This time it involves 34-year-old EMS Lieutenant Timothy Dluhos who recently went tirade involving racist, anti-semitic and anti-Asian remarks on his since deleted Twitter account.
The New York Post revealed that Dluhos’ Twitter account was a hotbed for nasty remarks, including one instance where he joked about giving up racial remarks for Lent and then added “Jesus that didn’t [last] long…F-ken chinks cant drive.”
Other tweets from his profile, which apparently included pictures of Hitler in its gallery, featured an image of his toddler wearing sagging pants captioned: “my son thinks he’s one of ‘those people.’” He also called Mayor Bloomberg “King Heeb” and “King Jew,” so there goes our happy Passover vibe.
When the tabloid approached Mr. Dluhos on Friday, he fell to the ground crying.
“There has got to be a lot worse out there than me,” he insisted.
“My life is ruined. Oh, my God,” Dluhos wailed. “I’m so sorry.”
Mr. Dluhos also told the Post that his stepfather is Jewish so obviously he’s not racist or anti-Semitic. He’s just a sensitive guy . . . who wears a jacket with the words “Bad Lieutenant” embroidered on it to work.
“I’ve seen strangers shot and killed. I’ve seen families torn apart by violence. It’s a damn shame that gang members ruin it for hardworking, struggling people,” he cried.
This kind of public bigotry is getting to be something of a pattern. Last week, a FDNY commissioner’s son embarked on a Twitter-based racist tirade lambasting Jews, women, President Obama supporters–even dissing Martin Luther King Jr.