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‘Equivalent to the n-word’: Woman kicked out of Richmond store for using Cantonese slang term

  • An Asian woman was asked to leave a store in Richmond, Canada, for allegedly using a Cantonese term to describe a white person as a “ghost man” or “foreign devil.”
  • According to the store’s staff, “gweilo” is a term “equivalent to the n-word.”
  • The woman has reportedly been banned from the store following the incident — a claim the store refuted in a statement on Monday.

An Asian woman was asked to leave a store in Richmond, Canada, after she allegedly used a Cantonese term to describe a white person as a “ghost man” or “foreign devil.”

Eugene Ho was accompanying his girlfriend’s mother to a Shaw store in Richmond Centre shopping mall in November 2021 when the incident occurred, according to Richmond News. Ho wrote about their experience at the store in a Facebook post last month.