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Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:26 PM

Woman Unleashes Racist Tirade On Asian Nail Tech: 'Your Language Sounds Nasty'

Source: Huffington Post

06/12/2018 04:06 pm ET

“It actually sounds like you were born out of a f**king hermit crab ... It’s a gross language,” she says in video footage.

By Kimberly Yam

Recent footage of a woman’s interaction with a nail technician has sparked fury across the internet.

Facebook user Robin L. Roether uploaded the clips after her friend, who was at a salon in Lutz, Florida, filmed an unidentified fellow customer insulting a salon employee.

In the footage, the two appear to be having a dispute over payment as the customer starts to personally attack the nail technician, who is Asian, for her English skills.

“If they don’t understand the language, they should go back to their own country,” the woman can be heard saying in one video, later telling the employee, “If you can’t explain something you’re charging for, then yeah, there’s a problem.”



Read more: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/woman-unleashes-racist-tirade-on-asian-nail-tech-your-language-sounds-nasty_us_5b20053ee4b0adfb826e81ce

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Reply Woman Unleashes Racist Tirade On Asian Nail Tech: 'Your Language Sounds Nasty' (Original post)
Judi Lynn Jun 2018 OP
titaniumsalute Jun 2018 #1
RobinA Jun 2018 #25
titaniumsalute Jun 2018 #28
FM123 Jun 2018 #29
TNNurse Jun 2018 #2
mpcamb Jun 2018 #12
ladym55 Jun 2018 #3
Kind of Blue Jun 2018 #6
Aristus Jun 2018 #4
onetexan Jun 2018 #16
kimbutgar Jun 2018 #5
Glorfindel Jun 2018 #11
kimbutgar Jun 2018 #15
soryang Jun 2018 #7
luckygreentiger Jun 2018 #8
Cold War Spook Jun 2018 #9
GulfCoast66 Jun 2018 #17
MaryMagdaline Jun 2018 #31
GulfCoast66 Jun 2018 #33
murielm99 Jun 2018 #10
Aristus Jun 2018 #13
brush Jun 2018 #23
TNNurse Jun 2018 #14
GulfCoast66 Jun 2018 #18
TNNurse Jun 2018 #19
GulfCoast66 Jun 2018 #20
YOHABLO Jun 2018 #21
MaryMagdaline Jun 2018 #32
dalton99a Jun 2018 #22
Locrian Jun 2018 #24
jcgoldie Jun 2018 #26
janterry Jun 2018 #27
zanana1 Jun 2018 #30

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:30 PM

1. Gee I have a problem with payment so I'm going to fully insult this person

There's the Trumpmerica for ya. Instead of working to solve the problem, which I'm guessing could be easily resolved, this Nazi goes into full assault mode. Fuck her.

That lady looks like your typical redneck Floridian entitled POS. By the way...you go to a nail salon called Bali. WTF do you expect? Gee Asian people with an Asian accent. We need to start publicly caning people for this type of behavior.

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Response to titaniumsalute (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 07:41 AM

25. That's Not Trumpmerica

It's a time honored tradition. I worked retail back in the '80's as a salesperson and a manager. The stuff people say to customer facing workers, especially females, is jaw dropping.

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Response to RobinA (Reply #25)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 07:55 AM

28. It certainly seems to be getting worse though

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Response to titaniumsalute (Reply #28)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 08:11 AM

29. I agree, it certainly is getting worse!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:32 PM

2. Wonder if she will come back to that salon and wonder if they will let her in if she tries.

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Response to TNNurse (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 05:22 PM

12. After the Colorado wedding cake ruling they should take deep pleasure kicking her ass out the door.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:35 PM

3. Oh, puh-leez!

I am so very tired of racist white folk and their BS about learning English, especially since so many of their monolingual selves haven't mastered English either. Just check out the spellings of many of the posts and tweets by the righteous on the right.

People in the US should be learning other languages and seeing how much work it is. Then they should admire all of those who are multi-lingual. It's not easy.

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Response to ladym55 (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:55 PM

6. +1000.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:45 PM

4. My first thought was wondering what language it was. Vietnamese?

Vietnamese is a lovely language. And that woman is a disgusting monster.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 05:55 PM

16. Agree, it's quite a sophisticated language actually

and complex to learn. The woman's ignorance prevents her from comprehending that fact.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:53 PM

5. Most of the nail salons I have gone for manicures is owned by Asian women and workers

Something tells me this women is going to be blackballed in the salons in the future.

The racist women is gong to have some raggedy looking nails in the future.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 05:20 PM

11. It's a fascinating story as to how this came about

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Response to Glorfindel (Reply #11)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 05:46 PM

15. Great story

Thanks for sharing. I have new respect for Tippi!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 05:05 PM

7. This is common

See it repeatedly.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 05:10 PM

8. Blah

Well the anti-migrant attitude has been turned up to 11; and they love Trump because it's cool to be unapologetic now and that's what Americans like.

I wish people would be nicer to each other--altho I have to admit that foreign languages can sound harsh to English speakers; but that's not a fault of the language nor the speaker of the language.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 05:13 PM

9. English is one of the hardest languages to learn.

Many people coming here are not young and learning a new language gets harder the older you are.

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Response to Cold War Spook (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 08:48 PM

17. My couple of German friends disagree

They see it as a kind of simple, almost creole of a language with very simple grammar system and no genders assigned to words and no formal and informal case. And a huge, always expanding vocabulary which might be challenging but makes it so useful. But once you learn the words putting them into a sentence is pretty simple.

I know from studying French it is much more complicated.

I too have heard for years how challenging English is to learn. I think that is a result of English chauvinism with it users refusing to admit that it is a language of traders and pirates. And a language that was pretty much codified by one man, Shakespeare. Before him there were very few agreed upon rules of the language.

What is difficult is learning another language as an adult. I have been studying French for six years, travel there almost yearly, and I am not even close to being fluent.

But that is an aside to this thread about racist behavior exhibited here.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #17)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 08:47 AM

31. The structure is much easier than German, which

Requires declensions similar to Latin and male/female matching. However, the spelling is ridiculous in English. And the use of apostrophe is insane. Its and theirs for possessive but all else require apostrophes for possessive case? Not to mention though, tough, tow, toe. Throughout the world there are people who don’t know what a spelling bee is. In other languages, words are spelled as they sound.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Reply #31)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 09:12 AM

33. My biggest challenge is not learning words

But how to structure them correctly.

Actually my biggest challenge is being over 50!

Many languages are spelled as they would. French is not one of them. They drop so many sounds it is crazy.

Have a nice day.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 05:19 PM

10. I have been going to the same nail salon for

about five years. It has been fun watching the nail techs improve their English and cultural skills. A couple of the women have become citizens during the time I have been going there. This is their country now.

I enjoy hearing them converse in Vietnamese. I like seeing some of the pictures and decorations that celebrate their culture.

The last time I went there, my husband did errands and then we went out for Mexican food. I could have come home and cooked something German, but it was it was nice to eat out.

I have cousins who are bilingual in German and English. I am not, because my dad married a Swede.

Who are we anyway? Whose country is it? Are there any Native Americans here on DU today?

I know these things have always gone on, but 45 seems to be giving the bigots permission. And now it is easier to expose them on social media.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 05:22 PM

13. I love the sound of spoken Vietnamese.

It's enchanting.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #13)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 11:28 PM

23. Brazilian Portugese is like that to me.

It has the lilting ligatures of French and a rhythmic, musical sound—not guttural like in Portugal.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 05:32 PM

14. So someone who used the "F" word in public, said someone else's language is nasty???????

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Response to TNNurse (Reply #14)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 08:50 PM

18. Since I have a potty mouth, I missed that totally

But that is a great point. I bet she considers herself a Christian too.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #18)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 08:54 PM

19. I have a very foul mouth, but not in public.

She is Christian, like Trump is a Christian.

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Response to TNNurse (Reply #19)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 08:59 PM

20. I also would not and have never dropped f-bombs like that

A good catch on your part.

I guess if someone’s going to go for racist in public, might as well go all the way and expose yourself as a cretin of every sort.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 10:57 PM

21. The manager/owner should have swiftly intervened, and escorted this woman out the door.

She should have also demanded an apology from this woman. (what was with the background music for this clip?)

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Response to YOHABLO (Reply #21)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 08:53 AM

32. She was drunk

The manager probably did not want to physically challenge this drunk woman. Noticed a young girl with her mother. I guess she got an earful of a grownup behaving badly.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 11:05 PM

22. Stupid racist trash - I hope all nail salons see this video

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 07:05 AM

24. revolting

I really cannot fathom the state of mind you have to be in to be nasty like that. Very ugly place (her mind).

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 07:48 AM

26. These stories always make me so proud to be an American

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 07:48 AM

27. She appears drunk or high

n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 08:30 AM

30. My MIL didn't speak a word of English.

She immigrated from Canada when she was 16. She always had a U.S. flag hanging from her front door and never missed voting; not once. The thing is, she understood English but couldn't speak it, the same way I understand French but can't speak it. I admire people who can speak two languages; they never cease to amaze me.

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