NI chemist chain apology after ‘offensive’ TikTok video by two staff

An NI chemist shop chain has apologised after a TikTok video, made by members of staff appearing to mock people with autism, went viral.
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Hundreds of people voiced upset and anger at the video in which two girls, who were wearing Gordon’s Chemist uniforms, took part in the short video.

Many parents of children with autism voiced their anger and upset online after watching the TikTok video.

A spokesperson for Gordons Chemist said: “We were made aware yesterday of a TikTok video, posted to a Gordons employee’s personal account, which appeared to show two members of our staff in the video.

“We appreciate that the content of the video has caused upset to many individuals.

“We would like to make it clear that the actions of these staff members and the content of their video does not represent Gordons Chemists or the values we hold dear and we would like to apologise to anyone who has been offended by it. Gordons Chemists was not aware of the making of the video.

“As this is now an ongoing HR matter we will not be making any further comment.”



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