- A Filipino-American woman has been verbally harassed in California for working out in the park
- The said incident happened at Wilson Park in Torrance, California
- In the video, the old woman could be seen cursing at the younger woman and telling her to go back where she came from
- The video has gone viral since its uploading and has made headlines on social media as well
A video of an old woman verbally harassing a Filipino-American woman at Wilson Park in Torrance, California has buzzed the online community.
KAMI learned that the incident happened earlier this week on June 10 and that the victim's friend, Samantha Baker, was the one who uploaded the video on her social media account.
In the video, the young woman could be seen doing an exercise by the stairs when the old woman suddenly approached her and started cursing at her for doing an exercise and for wearing black clothes in California.
"Get the f*** out of this world, get the f*** out of this state and go back to whatever f****** Asian country you belong in. You're a f****** b****, this is not your place, this is not your home. We do not want you here," the woman said.
The woman even added, "Who wears black in California sun? Who the f*** wears black? Are you an idiot?"
Watch the video below:
In an update posted by Baker on social media, the old woman was said to have finally been identified as Lena Hernandez of Long Beach.
Baker also included a message from Sherry, the young woman who captured the incident, in her online post.
According to Sherry, "First, I would like to thank everyone for the outpour of support regarding the incident that occurred to me in the morning hours of June 10, 2020, in Wilson Park, Torrance, California.
"I never imagined that my story would reach so many people, and I am happy to know that it may shed some light on the work that needs to be done in this country.
"As a Filipino American, I believe that all people of color should be treated with humanity, dignity, and respect.
"I stand in solidarity with all oppressed people who face discrimination and violence just because of their ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender non-conformity, and séxual orientation. I hope my experience lends itself to the fight for justice and equality."
The viral video also earned support from other foreigners as well.
"What disgusting language and what a horrible human being this is, no excuse for this behaviour."
"Haha! I loved the way she handled the teenager comment. This lady is clearly racist, but is also mentally disturbed."
"I know that park! I used to live right by there. She was so patient. I love her little laugh at being called a teenager."
"Clearly something is wrong with the lady, no normal person, elderly or young, would do that to someone who is working out peacefully."
As of this writing, the video has already garnered over 907,000 views on Facebook.
Read the full statement below:
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