A 66-year-old Filipino Australian woman is the latest victim of racial abuse in Melbourne, putting up with two White women who called her a “motherf***ing curry muncher” and demanded that she go back to her “own f***ing country.”
The incident, which took place on a train on March 27, was caught on video that has since gone viral on social media.
It is understood that the victim, identified later as Mila, asked the women to stop looking at her before the situation escalated.
“So what, who gives a f**k? Make me shut up, b**ch. I ain’t gonna shut up. I ain’t never gonna shut up, c**t,” the woman in black said.
“What are you going to do? Go back to your own f***ing country.”
The vile attack went on:
“F**k you too, you motherf***ing curry muncher.”
“I don’t know you, you don’t know me. It’s my country, it’s not your f***ing country.”
Seconds later, Bonnar and fellow commuters Andree Maxwell and Suzie Piggott pressed the emergency button and sat beside Mila to support her until the racists got off the train.
In an interview with news.com.au, Mila said that she was on the train to visit a friend and started “coughing from time to time.” One of the women then stared at her.
“The girl, she keeps staring at me. After a while I asked her to stop looking at me and that’s when the other girl started yelling.”
Mila, who has been living in Australia since 1985, is recovering from cancer. She said that she did not want to fight back but she could not let them treat her like that.
“I couldn’t believe their mouths. It’s never happened to me before and I’ve been commuting for a while. It went for a long time, and it only stopped when they got off.”
She wants them to stop such behavior.
“I’m not worried about seeing them again. I just want them to know they can’t act like that. They have to stop doing it. That behaviour is disgusting.”
Facebook users were quick to condemn the pair of racists:
“Bloody sick b****es.”
“I would love to beat the sh*t outta this b***h.”
Others praised the three women who intervened:
“Glad you ladies went and sat with the lady, good on you all for helping her.”
“Glad someone finally did something to assist this lady.”
Check out the footage below:
Images via FaceBook / Patricia Bonnar