Bartels has not worked for CarMax since May 2021
A rather disturbing video went viral on Twitter over the weekend showing a man-child, now identified as Ryan Bartels, berating and bullying an elderly woman riding on a NY Subway.
It seems the woman was upset Bartel was not wearing a mask and, in response, Bartel bullies, humiliates, and threatens the woman to mind her own business while shouting nonsensical right-wing chants to no one in particular.
Check out the video for yourself below.
NEW YORK CITY!!!— MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) August 16, 2021
Yo! We need to find out who this guy is.
This happened yesterday on the Qtrain pic.twitter.com/3qJcH3Ag8Z
Twitter, and the rest of humanity, clearly upset at how well this man handles himself in public, did their thing, ID’d him, and found his LinkedIn page.
Although his LinkedIn page is no longer visible, Bartels did list himself as Product Manager for CarMax based out of Richmond, Virginia.
SignalHire, another employer website, says Bartels started working for CarMax as early as January 2020.
CarMax, now aware of Bartels after thousands of tags and mentions on Twitter, officially responded and confirmed Bartels did, at one point, work for CarMax, but no longer does.
Bartels was not employed by CarMax at the time of this video.
Here’s their updated statement below. You know it’s serious when they pin it to their page.
UPDATED: We’ve been made aware of a concerning video. This individual has not worked for our company since May 2021. At CarMax, we value treating everyone with respect and this behavior does not represent our values.— CarMax (@CarMax) August 16, 2021
If what CarMax says is true and Bartels hasn’t updated his LinkedIn to reflect his current employment status, it’s reasonable to conclude Bartels is not only a bully, he’s unemployed, too.
And, apparently there’s another Ryan Bartels working for CarMax somewhere in New Jersey as some overzealous justice seekers flooded CarMax’s customer service with phonecalls. If you could stop that, that’d be great.
So, regarding CarMax, it looks like they’ve washed their hands of the situation, and, rightfully so, because they have nothing to do with that bullying, anti-mask, man-child.
@ZoSoJade sums it up quite nicely.
There is no reason a company should be forced to answer for actions taken by a former employee after they left employment. The way people have pursued CarMax on this matter -threatening boycotts etc – even after they confirmed he wasn’t a current employee, is seriously weird.— AbiO (@ZoSoJade) August 16, 2021