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Man Kicked Out Of California Restaurant After Spewing Racist Rant At Asian Family For Singing ‘Happy Birthday’

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A man faced serious social backlash after yelling racial slurs at an Asian family at Lucia Restaurant and Bar at Bernardus Lodge & Spa in California.

While celebrating a birthday party and singing “Happy Birthday,” an Asian family found themselves the target of racial slurs from a man sitting at another table in their section.

The party was taking place for one woman’s aunt, or “Tita.” Instagram user @jordanlizchan reportedly started recording a video of the man’s behavior after he had already made multiple rude remarks.

At the beginning of the video, the woman can be heard asking the man to repeat what he had just said, to which he remained silent and showed his middle finger.

As the family continued to encourage the man to speak again, he made several more rude remarks, including: 

“Trump is going to f**k you. You f**kers need to leave.”

“You need to leave. You f**king Asian piece of s**t.” 

While saying this, the man stood from his table and began to put on his coat.

Having heard enough, a waitress approached him, demanded that he leave, and said he was never welcome at the restaurant again.

Jordan Liz Chan shared the video on Instagram, stating:

“SHARE THIS POST”

“Trigger warning: Racism, Vulgar Language”

“(FYI he had a LOT more to say after I stopped recording)”

“This is the face of the man who relentlessly harassed my family and I completely UNPROVOKED, UNWARRANTED, and UNCONSCIONABLE.”

“We were celebrating my tita’s birthday, literally just singing happy birthday to her and taking pictures, when this white supremacist starts yelling disgusting racist remarks at us. (‘F**k you Asians’ ‘Go back to whatever f**king Asian country you’re from’ ‘You don’t belong here’)”

“It is no coincidence that this man has the audacity to showcase such blatant racism on the 4th of July. White supremacy has a notorious habit of masquerading as patriotism! The fact that Donald Trump is our president (i.e. THE MOST POWERFUL MAN IN THE WORLD) gives racists a platform and amplifies voices of hate.”

“The surfacing of racists is so prevalent right now, even in such an ethnically/culturally diverse and liberal state like California, because Trump HIMSELF uses his position to incite racial tension and to promote aggression towards POC, foreigners, and immigrants.”

“We need change! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE VOTE THIS UPCOMING RE-ELECTION. PROTECT ALL PEOPLE REGARDLESS OF SKIN COLOR AND ETHNIC ORIGIN.”

Chan also asked a friend to share the video again on Twitter, where she does not have an account.

Since her friend, @JohnRizkallah, shared the video, it has gone viral, with over 14-thousand shares and nearly 30-thousand likes.

You can watch the video here: 

Others focused more so on the waitress, celebrating her for speaking up.

The video was also shared and gained traction on Reddit before the post was locked by moderators for inflammatory discussions.

Before the post was locked, many celebrated the waitress’s bravery for stepping in. 

“I’m a white waitress too, and my husband is Japanese! If I heard someone saying racist s**t about Asians I’d say the same thing!! Actually no matter what race it’s about I’d say the same thing. Racism needs to die already”candyandsugar1993

“She needs a cape”Silverslade1

“Yea mad props to the waitress. She deserves a lot of credit for her courageous move. Would’ve tipped her a ton if I was there.”Hotpwnsta

We can all take note from this waitress for the important work she did in standing up for this family.

Twitter is seeking the identity of the man who was featured in the video, but his identity has not been publicly announced yet.

McKenzie Lynn Tozan

Written by McKenzie Lynn Tozan

McKenzie Lynn Tozan lives in North Chicago, where she works as a poet, freelance writer, and editor. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Western Michigan University, and her BA in English from Indiana University South Bend. Her poems have appeared in Rogue Agent, Whale Road Review, the James Franco Review, Thank You for Swallowing, and elsewhere; and her essays and book reviews have appeared with Memoir Mixtapes, The Rumpus, BookPage, and Motherly, among others. When she's not reading and writing, she's in her garden or spending time with her family. For more, visit www.mckenzielynntozan.com.