An elderly White woman was caught on video going on a racist-fueled rampage while confronting an Asian American father in Garden Grove, California.
The father recorded what he called was his first “Karen” encounter while he was defending his children’s sidewalk chalk art.
The elderly woman invaded Xiao Huang’s garage and called him a “son of a b*tch” and said—among other things—that his kids’ art was “looking like sh*t.”
This old bitty can hardly walk, but the racism is strong. https://t.co/FgFnM5ztvz
— @susaye #EndTheHateNow (@ChangeMySetting) September 8, 2020
The woman refused to leave and reentered the garage and leaned on Huang’s car.
In the video, you can hear Huang repeatedly telling the woman to “get out of my house.”
“This your house? Oh, that’s good to know.”
Her accompanying husband futilely tried to pull her away to end the confrontation.
When Huang told her not to touch his car, the woman repeatedly slammed her hand on the SUV while approaching him.
“Tell your kids to stop or else I’m gonna…..”
Huang cut her off and asked:
“You’re going to do what?”
She told him:
“Oh, you’re a son of a b*tch.”
“I don’t think you live here because I saw… you have slanted eyes.”
“Slanted eyes? Wow, that’s racist.”
“Wow. Slanted eyes.”
OMG!, this is unbelievable https://t.co/ydTHx9y4kT
— Patricia (@PuntoespacialPA) September 8, 2020
You can watch the confrontation below.
The woman refused to leave despite her husband’s continued efforts to get her out of the garage.
In response to the chalk art complaint, Huang told her:
“The entire neighborhood doesn’t have a problem with it, except you.”
“You’ve had a problem with me ever since I moved in here.”
The clip ends with her kicking over an operating fan that was positioned on the garage floor.
Huang recounted his inflamed encounter in a Facebook post by making an official declaration.
“So it finally happened. My ‘Karen’ encounter of 2020.”
“I was in my garage minding my own business when I was approached by ‘Karen’.”
“Her complaint – our kids using sidewalk chalk on the public street within our complex.”
“Our street has 12 units and never, NEVER has anyone complained about our kids, any kids. For that matter, coloring and drawing with sidewalk chalk.”
“We tell our kids to respect people’s boundaries, we tell them to never color on walls, garages and anything that is not our.”
“I always, ALWAYS live by the motto love your neighbors as yourself…but she crossed the line.”
“First you came in to my garage uninvited, then you call me ‘squinted eyes.’ I keep asking you to leave and you didn’t.”
Huang mentioned that if the roles were reversed, he probably would have been shot.
He added the elderly couple allegedly said “hello” to his wife and mother-in-law “because they are both White.”
“I really don’t care if you like me or not. You want to come at me, come get some.”
“But when you come at my kids and my family, you crossed the line and I am going to do everything in my power to protect whats mine.”
Huang said that after ignoring repeated warnings to leave, he grabbed his garage knife and “activated the blade.”
“The husband saw the blade in full extension and I ask them to leave again and finally he escorted her out. He kept saying something is wrong with me, no bro, something is wrong with you.”
“BTW, there is no rules within our associations CC&R, bylaws and regulations about using sidewalk chalk on public streets.”
Huang ended the post by asking his friends to share his story to “get the word out.”
“The only way we can stop people from acting like this is to make sure they understanding it is wrong and they can’t get away with it.”
His friends answered the call and left comments on his post informing their intentions to share the video.
Commenters also identified the incident as harassment and encouraged him to file a formal complaint against the couple with HOA and the local police.
Huang expressed how upset he was over the conflict.
“I can’t tell you how upset I am. I pride myself in how I present myself.”
“Jenine and I do the best we can to raise our kids right, teaching them right from wrong, respect others, doing the right thing even when people aren’t looking.”
“I am not going to let this woman and her husband’s action overshadow all the good that I see in my neighbors and this world.”