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Minnesota student loses job over satirical tourism ad


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ROBBINSDALE, Minn. — A college student says he lost his seasonal job with the city in Minnesota over his online video that pokes fun at his hometown.

The Star Tribune reports that 20-year-old Tony Langfellow 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 the Sun Post, a community newspaper, that he could not defend having a person on staff who bashes the city that gives him a paycheque.

Robbinsdale is a city of about 55,000 residents located about 6 miles (19 kilometres) from Minneapolis


Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com