Uber driver is suspended for shaming racist passengers who abused him and then spat on his car

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‘You’re a full on dirty Arab’: Disgusting moment passengers racially abuse an Uber driver and spit on his car – but HE is suspended from the ride share service

  • Uber driver was suspended for publicly shaming passengers who abused him
  • George Michael Gilto was working as a driver in Cronulla, in Sydney’s south
  • Two men got in the car with a case of beer and he asked them to put it in the boot
  • When they refused he cancelled the trip and asked them to call someone else
  • One of the men calls him a ‘scumbag’ but another calls him a ‘dirty Arab’
  • They then spit on the car before police are called and issue them with $550 fines

An Uber driver has been suspended after he publicly shamed two passengers who abused him and spat on his car when he refused to drive them.

George Michael Gilto was working as an Uber driver in Cronulla, in Sydney’s south, when he picked up two men who got into his car with a case of Hahn SuperDry beer. 

When he asked the men to put the beer in the boot of the car rather than the back seat they refused and started abusing him, prompting him to cancel the trip.

Footage shows the men questioning why Mr Gilto cancelled the ride with one of them saying: ‘We’ve got to go to Marrickville dude, it’s a big ride’.

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George Michael Gilto (front seat) was working as an Uber driver in Cronulla, in Sydney's south, when he picked up two men (back seat) who got into his car with a case of beer

George Michael Gilto (front seat) was working as an Uber driver in Cronulla, in Sydney’s south, when he picked up two men (back seat) who got into his car with a case of beer

When he asked the men to put the beer in the boot of the car rather than the back seat they refused and started abusing him, prompting him to cancel the trip

When he asked the men to put the beer in the boot of the car rather than the back seat they refused and started abusing him, prompting him to cancel the trip

Mr Gilto said he did not care about the money before the man holding the case of beer called him ‘aggressive’ as they started to get out of the car. 

‘You’re  peasant mate, you’re a f**king peasant,’ the man on his phone says.

‘Hey, you’re working on a f**king Friday night look at the f***ing car you’re driving you f**king loser c**t.’

‘F**k out of here.’

The man holding the beer says: ‘You’re a full on dirty Arab c**t hey’.

The other man tells his friend he’s being racist before saying: ‘You’re not a dirty Arab – you’re just a f***ing scumbag’.

After the men finally get out and began to walk away, one of the men spits on the car.

The video shows police talking to Mr Gilto after fining both men $550 each.

Mr Gilto said he did not care about the money before the man holding the case of beer called him 'aggressive' as they started to get out of the car

Mr Gilto said he did not care about the money before the man holding the case of beer called him ‘aggressive’ as they started to get out of the car

Meanwhile the man holding the beer says: 'You're a full on dirty Arab c**t hey'

Meanwhile the man holding the beer says: ‘You’re a full on dirty Arab c**t hey’

‘They got into your car and they were treating you in a manner that you shouldn’t have to put up with,’ a police officer can be heard saying.

‘Police came and agreed with your side of the story and gave them both a $550 ticket and told them to piss off out of the area.’ 

Mr Gilto uploaded the post to Tik Tok and Instagram and quickly received more than 81,000 likes and thousands of comments in support.

‘That’s horrible mate sorry you had to go through this, you should be proud of the way you handled yourself,’ one Tik Tok user wrote.

‘So sorry you had to get treated like that, no one should put up with racism,’ another commented.

After the men finally got out and began to walk away, one of the men spat on the car

After the men finally got out and began to walk away, one of the men spat on the car

Just two days after uploading the video to his social media accounts, Uber contacted Mr Gildo (pictured) telling him his employment has been suspended

Just two days after uploading the video to his social media accounts, Uber contacted Mr Gildo (pictured) telling him his employment has been suspended

Just two days after uploading the video to his social media accounts, Uber contacted Mr Gildo telling him his employment had been suspended.

‘Uber have sent me an email telling me the passenger I had reported that I uploaded an image of them so Uber is saying to remove it,’ he says in another video.

Mr Gildo said the company is giving him an ultimatum to remove the video otherwise he would lose his job with the drive-sharing service.

He said they have already put a hold on his account but are asking him to take down the video completely.

Mr Gildo also claims the two men in the video are still being allowed to use the app.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Mr Gildo, Uber and NSW Police for comment.   

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