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A nurse’s Halloween costume has launched an investigation at Saint Luke’s Health System.

The woman, a nurse with Saint Luke’s East Hospital in Lee’s Summit, was seen on Facebook wearing blackface, dressed as Beyonce. The man next to her is dressed as Jay Z.

Saint Luke’s said that it learned about this Monday and immediately started an investigation. On Tuesday, the hospital announced the nurse no longer works there.

The health system issued the following statement:

“On Monday afternoon, Saint Luke’s Health System became aware of a Saint Luke’s East Hospital employee who posted photos on personal social media accounts of her and another individual dressed in blackface for what appears to be a Halloween event. This information was shared with appropriate health system personnel and an investigation was initiated immediately.”

“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. 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.”



  1. Not Fair

    November 1, 2018 at 5:29 am

    I hope Black people understand that they can only wear black characters now, too. That’s only fair. I thought that couple’s costumes were so clever. Beyonce and Jay Z would be flattered, but NO!!!!!!!!!!! We can’t honor any black person we admire. This is RIDICULOUS, and I hope she sues them!

    • Angela Hunter

      November 1, 2018 at 1:21 pm

      Absolutely stupid!! And must be illegal. Someone needs to start some class action lawsuit about this stupid Obama area political correctness where people are loosing jobs and being kicked out of school. I am a Black Female, Marine Veteran who served in Desert Shield/Storm era. I dont give a rats ass if someone wants to dress up like a Chaka Zulu, Viking or little bo peep. What is wrong with these idiots? This is why Blexit(black exit from dem party) and #walkaway is gaining steam. We are tired of this foolishness.

  2. James Kelly

    November 1, 2018 at 5:59 am

    Diversity and inclusion?

  3. Joe

    November 1, 2018 at 7:42 am

    So why would they want to dress up as niggers???

  4. Gordon

    November 1, 2018 at 11:19 am

    The “tolerant left” at work again . . . If only they could see themselves through my eyes.

  5. Frances Carlson

    November 1, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    She’s better off working in a more tolerant environment. This is just insane.

  6. FlagranteDelicto

    November 1, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    Hey St Luke’s, is you culture of diversity covered under ObamaCare?

  7. Ameriproud

    November 1, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    Im white and love beyonnce and im not racist. This is where the DEMORATS AND LIBERALS TOOK AMERICA. This is discrimination firing this person. If she were black or any other race id be preaching the sane. This political demoratic B.S. is dividing us its gotta stop or say goodbye to our great civilization GOD FORBID!!!
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  8. Chaz

    November 1, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    Share this story with Al Roker who dressed as Marilyn Monroe or somebody similar – but it is ok for Roker because he be a bro.

  9. Henry Fechner

    November 2, 2018 at 4:51 am

    I’ve seen 3 shows with black people wearing White face and Nothing is being said or done about it, they think It’s cute or funny. If a white person wears Black face, then their racist and get fired right and left. It should work both ways, if your going to fire one, then you need to fire the other.

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