EXCLUSIVE: Former American Idol finalist outraged after restaurant employee calls him 'white boy'

Former American Idol finalist Bo Bice isn't happy after he said a Popeye's employee said a racial comment to him last Friday at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

"The three ladies behind the counter asked whose food it was," Bo Bice told FOX 5 exclusively. "Just when I turned around, one of them said 'that white boy.'"

The husband and father of four said the incident was shocking.

"If tables had been turned and I used something as insensitive like that... I would be boycotted, people wouldn't buy my albums," Bice said.

Bice said all he wanted from the corporation was an apology, but he never got it.

Bice said this incident is part of a much bigger problem.

"It's time for us to wake up and start having some dialogue," Bice said. "It's not 1960, it's 2017 and we are all adults here."

Tuesday, FOX 5 News reached out to Popeye's. They released the following statement:

FOX 5 confirmed Tuesday the employee involved was suspended.

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