Woman Fighting COVID-19 on the ‘Front Lines’ Called Out for Anti-Chinese Rant

A clinical social worker fighting on the front lines against the COVID-19 outbreak is being called out online for her anti-Asian rant.

The woman, identified as Brenda Gooch (Johnson), works at Baystate Health in Springfield, Massachusetts, according to Resonate.

In her message to Vincent Su, which was shared online by Twitter user Borganized, Gooch spewed racial hate against the man, blaming him for the virus.

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“Vincent Su you have no idea that I do work on the front lines,” Gooch said in her message. “I work at the hospital and a large medical office. And, you have no idea what Social Workers do. They deal with people who are desperate for any type of help.”

She then went on to attack Su for being Chinese and warned him to stay off social media.

“Btw, I looked at you [sic] FB picture and after seeing it, it explained a lot about your ignorance. Your last name is Chinese isn’t it. Don’t deny it,” Gooch said. “If I were you, I’d stay off FB because people in the United States are not too happy with people from China or Chinese descent.”

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She also blamed Su for the outbreak and made fun of him for his appearance.

“We want to thank you for bringing this deadly disease to America,” Gooch said. “I look at your picture of a skinny, ignorant, creepy little man on a banana with his little woman.”

“Just go away and until you work where the disease is and until you do something to help people, just go away,” the woman added. “We don’t want to hear from you.”

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It is unclear what her real name is, whether it is Brenda Gooch or Brenda Jacobson, as Borganized was able to dig up a similar profile with a different surname.

The tweet reached Baystate Health who said they have now passed the incident to the appropriate people.

NextShark has reached out to Baystate Health for further comment.

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Feature Image (left) via Brenda Jacobson, (right) via @mfbt

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