Fla. FF who wore blackface at Halloween party has been fired
Jake Johnson was stationed at Brevard Fire Rescue Station 63 and had been on light duty since the image went viral
By Leila Merrill
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — A Brevard County firefighter who wore blackface at a Halloween party has been fired, ClickOrlando reported Thursday.
Jake Johnson was stationed at Brevard Fire Rescue Station 63 in Indialantic.
The image, featuring two men and a woman, was taken at a party on Oct. 30 and had the caption, “Yes, Denzel Washington and O.J. Simpson showed up to our party.”
The woman in the photo, who posted it, said she did not know the term “blackface” until someone explained it to her after she shared the photo. Then she deleted it.