Al Roker Rages on Twitter, Claims NYC Taxi Passed Him to Pick Up White Man


Today show weatherman Al Roker was not very happy on Saturday night, claiming to his online followers that he was discriminated against when a taxi driver passed him by to pick up a white passenger one block away in New York.

Roker sent out a series of tweets blasting the racial motivation supposedly behind the incident, and said he has filed a complaint against the the NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission:

Taxi and Limousine Commission chair Meera Joshi sent a statement to New York Daily News, where she acknowledged Roker’s complaint and said that they would be looking into the incident.

“Service refusal goes to the core of the taxi industry’s social contract with the riding public and it will not be tolerated,” she said. “We’re grateful that Mr. Roker took the time to file a complaint, and I can assure him that we will investigate this thoroughly and take every appropriate action.”

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