Social Media Reacts to Estée Lauder Executive Being Forced Out After Sharing Racist Chingy-Related Meme

Social media responded with jokes after now-former Estée Lauder senior executive John Demsey shared a racist meme about 'Sesame Street' and Chingy.

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chingy memes after man was fired

Estée Lauder senior executive John Demsey was forced to leave the company on Monday after he shared a meme on Instagram that featured a racial slur, and of course, social media is capitalizing on this to get some jokes off about Chingy.

The meme itself is not funny, especially coming from Demsey, a white man who claims he didn’t read his “My n***a Snuffy done got the ’rona at a Chingy concert” post that featured Sesame Street characters and referenced the “Holidae In” rap star.

Estee Lauder senior executive John Demsey has been fired after posting this meme on his Instagram.

He was making nearly $10M a year.

He's posted an apology saying he "didn't read it before posting"

— chris evans (@notcapnamerica) February 28, 2022

The company has since released a statement about the sharing of the meme and how it doesn’t “reflect the values of The Estée Lauder Companies.”

“This decision is the result of his recent Instagram posts, which do not reflect the values of The Estée Lauder Companies, have caused widespread offense, are damaging to our efforts to drive inclusivity both inside and outside our walls, and do not reflect the judgment we expect of our leaders,” the statement said. “Our employees, and especially our senior leaders, are accountable to continue driving our progress and to respect the values of this company for the long term.”

However, many on social media took this as an opportunity to either clown Chingy, question whether a racist meme about the early aughts star was worth losing a reported $10 million yearly salary over, or just laugh about when the last time the rapper was even in the news. 

Check out what people had to say about  John Demsey’s job-ending meme about Chingy and COVID-19 below.


— The Morally Corrupt Tay Resnick (@SweetTayPie0104) February 28, 2022

Chingy when he sees why he's trending

— Josh Sperry (@Josh___Sperry) February 28, 2022

One of Chingy’s most iconic moments.

— Outis (No one; Nobody) (@iamtherealoutis) February 28, 2022

How do you go home to your family and tell them you lost your job over a Chingy meme

— Queens Child Project & Tubi Films Project Manager (@SoloChills) February 28, 2022

“The plan is to get an Estee Lauder senior executive fired from a job that pays $10 million a year. But first, we’ll need a Chingy meme.”

— Ryan Day (@ryaneatscake) February 28, 2022

chingy trying to figure out why he’s trending all of sudden

— upper-middle trash (@NotCamDennis) February 28, 2022

When Chingy find out he trending

— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) February 28, 2022

All of us seeing why Chingy and Sesame Street are both trending

— Pizza Dad (@Pizza__Dad) February 28, 2022

Right, cause outside of the racism nonsense, who is leaving their house to go to a CHINGY concert?!

— JoyJoy (@happyhappywho) February 28, 2022


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