Asian Man Confronted By Bay Area Target Shoppers for Coughing, Stands His Ground

An Asian man bravely stood his ground as two shoppers at Target yelled at him to walk away for coughing amid the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) panic.

The incident happened at a Target in the Serramonte neighborhood of Daly City, California where the Asian man was verbally assaulted by a male and female shopper, according to Instagram page @Jackfroot.

 

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(Note – Lil thug girl in video is named Jessica Carolina Dean. Her IG account was @carolina120393 but recently deleted it or changed her username. Her father’s name is Robert Dean. Y’all messed with the wrong Asian man today!!) . The original video was posted by HR-Vex on YouTube and shows one racist white dude yelling at an Asian guy to go away. You can see that Bhad Bhabie chick coming from left field trying to side bust in to support white dude telling the Asian man to walk away because well, she has xenophobia and is a racist as well. 🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️ A customer is seen leaving and tries to diffuse the situation… Proud of the Asian man for standing his ground and not taking shit from these scumbags. ✊✊✊This is a pure example of ignorance at its finest. If anyone knows who these two idiots are, please post their names to expose them. I want to blast them on all social platforms. . Send us all content of racists for us to continue putting them on blast. We need to continue the awareness and let our Asian people in the world out there know that it’s not safe in 2020. #racism #racist #bayarea

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In the video, which was first posted by YouTube channel HR-Vex before being taken down over a copyright claim, a man can be seen confronting an Asian shopper for coughing. He can be seen yelling at the Asian man to walk away.

After a few seconds of confrontation, a woman entered the altercation, standing between the two men. Instead of helping to diffuse the situation, she joined to help the Caucasian man in his verbal assault.

Another customer passed by and was about to leave when he saw the altercation and quickly tried to end it.

The Asian man continued to stand his ground against the two shoppers.

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. . An Asian man bravely stood his ground as two shoppers at Target yelled at him to walk away for coughing amid the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) panic. The incident happened at a Target in the Serramonte neighborhood of Daly City, California, where the Asian man was verbally assaulted by a male and female shopper, according to Instagram page @Jackfroot. In the video, which was first posted by YouTube channel HR-Vex before being taken down over a copyright claim, a man can be seen confronting an Asian shopper for coughing. He can be seen yelling at the Asian man to walk away. . The context of the confrontation leading up to the beginning of the recording and the aftermath remains unknown. After a few seconds of confrontation, a woman entered the altercation, standing between the two men. Instead of helping to diffuse the situation, she joined to help the Caucasian man in his verbal assault. . Another customer passed by and was about to leave when he saw the altercation and quickly tried to end it. The Asian man continued to stand his ground against the two shoppers. NextShark reached out to Target’s human resources department for comment, but an employee who identified herself as Sam declined to provide a statement regarding the incident. NextShark reached out to Target’s media relation department but was sent to voicemail and so left a message. NextShark also called the Serramonte Target location, but no one in an appropriate department was available for comment. NextShark also reached out to HR-Vex, the original poster of the video, and he requested his identity stay private and declined to provide further details for legal reasons. @nextshark 👈👈👈 support by following 🙏🙏🙏 #coronavirus

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According to HR-Vex, the individual who filmed the incident, the confrontation occurred on the evening of Monday March 16. Before the recording, HR-Vex heard and saw a commotion in the aisle.

“I saw a white guy try to physically attack a Filipino guy who looks Chinese,” HR-Vex told NextShark.  He described the scene with the Asian man on the defensive. “He was backing up to avoid getting hit.”

HR-Vex also revealed from his perspective the reason why the scuffle first started:

“Indirectly, the white guy basically accused the Asian guy of having the coronavirus just cause he coughed and he’s Asian.”

“Whether he coughed covering his mouth or not, I didn’t see it, this isn’t an excuse to be racist, be a bully, and confront the already upset Asian guy, especially when we all need to be six feet apart,” he continued.

NextShark reached out to Target’s human resources department for comment, but an employee who identified herself as Sam declined to provide a statement regarding the incident. NextShark reached out to Target’s media relation department but was sent to voicemail and we left a message. NextShark also called the Serramonte Target location, but no one in the department we were forwarded to was available for comment.

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