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.
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