Karen shouts ‘go back to Asia’ at Uber driver during racist rant while a friend desperately apologizes and begs her to stop in North Carolina
- Thai Long, 46, started filming the trio after apparently ejecting them from his car
- The Uber driver points the camera at a woman named as Stella by her friends
- He says he’s going to call 911 after she ‘cussed’ at him and called him a ‘chink’
- Stella seems unperturbed, telling Long: ‘Go back to Asia’
An Uber driver has recorded a woman telling him to ‘go back to Asia’ in a racist tirade at a gas station in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Thai Long, 46, says he was sworn at and called a ‘chink’ as he starts filming, pointing the camera at a brunette woman whose friend calls her Stella.
The Uber driver appears to have ejected them from his car and Stella is slurring her words and leering towards the camera, unperturbed by Long’s pledge that he is going to call 911.
Her male friend desperately apologizes for her vile rant throughout the two minutes of video. ‘I’m sorry, I am so f***ing sorry. I’m going to get these broads out of here,’ the man tells the Uber driver, gesturing towards Stella and another woman.
The woman, who is called Stella by her friend, takes her phone out and starts taking pictures of the Uber driver’s car as he says he is going to call the police
Thai Long, 46, says he was sworn at and called a ‘chink’ as he starts filming, pointing the camera at a brunette woman whose friend calls her Stella (pictured: Stella’s male friend waving the women away, left and right)
But Stella refuses to walk away from Long’s car.
‘No I’m not going to walk away,’ she tells her friend, ‘this little Asian-American. No I’m not afraid.’
Her friends, particularly the man, seem shocked by her behaviour. He tells her: ‘Stella this is completely unacceptable.’
But she continues, shouting at Long: ‘I’m sorry, go back to Asia.’
She takes her phone out and says that she must take his address, refusing to be led away by her friend who then approaches the Uber driver to apologise.
He tells Long, ‘Hey bro, I’m so sorry.’
Long replies: ‘All I did was drive.’
Eventually the abusive woman starts to walk away.
‘You did not deserve that,’ the man tells Long. ‘I am sorry. You are a good man, and you are working your f***ing ass off. I am sorry.’
‘You did not deserve that,’ the man tells Long. ‘I am sorry. You are a good man, and you are working your f***ing ass off. I am sorry’
‘I work all day, and you guys give me the wrong shit here,’ Long replies. ‘I’m gonna call 911. I’m gonna wait right here.’
The video was originally shared on TikTok by Long and has since been uploaded elsewhere online.
It comes amid concerns of a rise in hate crimes against Asians fuelled by the pandemic that has seen the hashtag #StopAsianHate trending on Twitter.
Joe Biden last month signed the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act to combat what the ‘ugly poison’ of racism that had ‘plagued’ Asian-Americans over the last year.