Florida man accidentally broadcasts racial slurs on Facebook

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Caught on video.

A Naval Academy Alumni Association Board of Trustees member resigned from his position Saturday after an accidental Facebook Live video broadcast him and his wife making racist comments and using racial slurs while talking about the Black Lives Matter movement.

Scott Bethmann, 63, and his wife, Nancy, were watching the news and discussing the Black Lives Matter movement, The Florida Times-Union reported. According to the paper and the video, which was shared on social media, they made racist comments and used slurs in a video that was streamed on Facebook Live.

“Somehow I clicked onto some live event,” Scott Bethmann could be heard saying in the now-viral video.

By the end of the 33-minute stream, which mostly shows a black screen, Bethmann realizes he’s live and pointing the camera at his couch. He starts reading the comments aloud and asks, “What are they talking about?” before muttering “Oops,” and cutting the feed.

His Facebook page has been taken down entirely.

Atlantic Beach and Jacksonville residents were quick to take screen recordings of the video Friday night before Bethmann’s page was scrubbed. Those recordings have been posted and shared across social media platforms and were re-posted multiple times in an Atlantic Beach community Facebook group

“Scott has resigned as a local board member locally and nationally,” said Caleb Cronic, president of the USNA Alumni Association Jacksonville chapter, where Bethmann served as treasurer.

Associated Press


3 comments

  • Patti Lynn

    June 7, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    Unfortunately, we must recognize that folks that WE KNOW,are the people that are perpetuating the discrimination which has been institutionalized in our lives. It will take a commitment from individuals, such as you and me, to CHANGE the dynamic. SHOW UP, STAND UP, SPEAK UP !!!

  • Sonja Fitch

    June 7, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    Atlantic Beach also has ret lt Mullens still harassing the black communities! Even after being forced to retire for committing domestic terrorism by coming into Jax Bch and forcing me to take down my free speech peaceful protest signs on my fence ! Those signs were/are legal even today in Jax Bch. So I am not surprised. Disappointed yes!

  • Roland Womack

    June 9, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    I don’t know what this couple said I don’t really care. Black lives don’t matter to these people who say it does.If it did they would be using there( Soros’s) money to help there Black brothers and sisters. All Black lives matter is an outlaw group.

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