Just updated my avatar profile with my current outfit and attitude cuz apparently its hot or something . pic.twitter.com/vSRD4y4Zb2— Mister Johnson (@mrjhnsn) April 13, 2014
Local cabbie Trevor Johnson left his seat on the S.F. Cab Drivers Association board of directors yesterday after videos of shady activity turned up on his YouTube channel.
I have stepped down from my volunteer position on the SFCDA board of directors.— Mister Johnson (@mrjhnsn) April 16, 2014
Stepping down will also give me more time to focus on the technical side of my volunteer work, strengthening the fight against the SHITS.— Mister Johnson (@mrjhnsn) April 16, 2014
"SHITS," by the way, is Johnson's acronym for "Smartphone Hail-able Illegal Taxi Services" — otherwise known by the California Public Utilities Commission as "Transportation Networking Companies."
Although Johnson, who maintains a brusque twitter presence, didn't mention the exact reason for his departure from the voluntary position. The Chronicle, however, notes that he stepped down after videos, with names like "smack dat ass" and "stupid bitches," resurfaced.
Johnson recorded the videos in his cab and said they were meant to remain private. One showed him slapping the rear end of a friend (at her request, he said); another featured a group of seemingly inebriated women trying to cram seven people into a four-person taxi.
The president of the SFCDA apologized for the distraction, mentioning that the rest of the board found the videos "inappropriate and offensive."
Johnson, for his part, issued a slick mea culpa: "I live a pretty unapologetic life," he told the Chronicle. "But sometimes in your professional life you have to apologize, and this is one of those times.” Then, like a taxi blowing by you with its light on, Johnson dismissed the haters with one inspirational pic:
This about sums it up... :) pic.twitter.com/uOKlhfI0z2— Mister Johnson (@mrjhnsn) April 16, 2014
(Entry image credit: Nick Fisher)