A video of an elderly Asian woman being chased with a bottle of Purell has gone viral on Instagram.
In the video, the woman can be seen running away.
“Come here! You need some hand sanitizer,” a man is heard saying while chasing the woman. “Sanitize your a**!”
The woman, who was wearing a vest, a red sweatshirt and a pair of black pants, has not been identified as of this writing.
“Jit wild asf😂😭😭 I’m finna Do this Down hea Nokapp Ima catch lingling In Miami,” @1k_johnny_ captioned the video.
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The video has received more than 187,000 views since it was posted on Friday, bringing upon mixed reactions.
While some dismissed the video as a joke, others accused the person behind the camera of racism.
Incidents of racism and xenophobia toward Asians and Asian Americans have surged since the escalation of the COVID-19 outbreak. For example, recently, a 44-year-old man was arrested for yelling at an Asian man and his 10-year-old son for not wearing face masks in New York City.
Meanwhile, Asian American lawmakers and civil rights groups have called for the creation of legislation to prevent similar cases.
Feature Image Screenshots via @1k_johnny_