A man was recently filmed at Walgreens giving a lengthy anti-Asian and n-word-filled vulgar rant without any intervention from the staff.
The incident was filmed at a Walgreens branch on Springfield Boulevard in Bayside, Queens, by Twitter user Charlie Wang while in line to pay for the photos of his mother who died from COVID-19.
I’m on queue trying to pay for photos of my mom for her funeral due to COVID. And I have to deal with this at @Walgreens and the people working there are perfectly fine with his rants. This is the last time I’m going any #walgreens #washthehate pic.twitter.com/MSKtfImAtR
— Charlie Wang (@bpcwithcharlie) May 19, 2020
In his reply to another user, Wang explained that he didn’t say a thing to the man, adding, “Just minding my own business since I was there to pay for photos for my mom to use at her funeral.”
I didn’t say a thing. Just minding my own business since I was there to pay for photos for my mom to use at her funeral.
— Charlie Wang (@bpcwithcharlie) May 21, 2020
In the video, the man, who identified himself as a 33-year-old member of the U.S. Marines, can be heard dropping several N-words in his rant.
In the later part of the video, he revealed that his sister died from COVID-19 “that the f***ing Chinese brought here,” the man said.
He goes into detail about nuclear warfare and how he hopes it will cause deformities in children and that the women and “pretty wives will get sold off to the market,” while scratching at lottery tickets.
“You know what, we’re going to war with them,” the man said referring to China as he speaks to another shopper.
“So I’m going back over there. I can’t wait to go back over to China,” he added.
Wang replied in one of the tweet’s comments that no one in the staff nor the bystanders did anything and even agreed with his rant.
My mom passed away from COVID last week. I was there to get photos for her funeral. Everyone is hurt from this. I have to deal with the same emotions and his rants. I have to deal with others patrons and staff nodding their heads in agreement.
— Charlie Wang (@bpcwithcharlie) May 20, 2020
Walgreens has since reached out on Twitter.
Hi Charlie, we appreciate you tagging us to bring this situation to our attention, and would very much like to look into this further with you. Please feel welcome to reach out to us by DM with the store location where this occurred. ^SS https://t.co/Tu3htLHdoR
— Walgreens Social Care Team (@WAGSocialCare) May 19, 2020
Feature Image Screenshot via @bpcwithcharlie