SCSU Student Loses Job Over Satirical Tourism Ad
ROBBINSDALE, Minn. (AP) _ A college student says he lost his seasonal job with the city in Minnesota over his online video that pokes fun at his hometown.
Reports say 20-year-old Tony Langfellow, a St. Cloud State University student, put together the parody in the form of an old-fashioned tourism ad. In the video, Langfellow and his friends joke about Robbinsdale, Minnesota's, shrinking cultural charm. Much of it focuses on the controversial demolition of the Terrace Theatre, a 1950s-era movie house that was torn down in 2016 for a grocery store.
Langfellow was fired before he started working at a city warming house.
Parks and Recreation Director Tom Marshall told reporters that he could not defend having a person on staff who bashes the city that gives him a paycheck.
Robbinsdale is a city of about 55,000 residents located about 6 miles (19 kilometers) from Minneapolis