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Salon vandalized after being misidentified as business of Orlando woman in anti-Asian rant video

  • Iris Mejia, owner of Beauty Bar Orlando, has reportedly been receiving death threats since June 13 after a woman with a similar business was filmed hurling anti-Asian abuse at employees of a local seafood restaurant.
  • The woman in the video, identified as Elizabeth Knighton, is seen and heard telling manager Kristen Nguyen “You are a Chinese bitch” and “Take your ass back to your country, ching-chong.”
  • Knighton reportedly owns Baldwin-based Bodi Beauty Bar, which has since taken down its Google listing.
  • Over the weekend, Mejia saw her salon vandalized with “Go back to your cage” and “bitch monkey.”
  • Mejia has started a GoFundMe page to help her business and employees recover from losses.

A beauty salon in Orlando has become the target of racist vandalism after being misidentified as a business owned by a woman who was filmed making anti-Asian comments at a local restaurant last week.

Iris Mejia, owner of Beauty Bar Orlando, said she has been receiving death threats since June 13, soon after the incident at King Cajun Crawfish took place and the video in question was posted on social media.