Missouri Nurse Fired After She and Her Boyfriend Use Blackface to Dress Up as Beyoncé and Jay-Z

Shelbi Heenan (left) in blackface / Facebook

A nurse at a Missouri hospital lost her job after using blackface to dress as Beyoncé for Halloween.

Shelbi Heenan posted a photo of her in the racist costume to her Facebook account on Monday alongside her boyfriend, also in blackface, dressed as Jay-Z, KCTV reported.

The photo quickly circulated online and by lunchtime, St. Luke’s hospital in Lee’s Summit released a statement saying Heenan was no longer an employee.

“While it is against Saint Luke’s policy to comment on specific personnel matters, we can confirm that this individual is no longer a Saint Luke’s employee,” read the statement.

“Saint Luke’s is deeply committed to our culture of diversity and inclusion. It is fundamental to who we are as an organization and we vigorously protect it on behalf of all our patients and employees and expect those who represent us to do the same,” the statement continued.

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SOURCE: NY Post, Alexandra Klausner