A customer’s racist tirade was caught on camera as she berated workers at a Florida seafood restaurant while demanding a refund in addition to her leftovers to-go.
According to workers at King Cajun Crawfish, Orlando, the startling encounter took place Monday.
A woman is repeatedly called a “worker” by a colleague. “Chinese b—h”She told her to “go back to her country”The restaurant said that she was complaining about her food, according to a video.
“She ordered snow crabs and fried shrimp. At the end of the meal to pay, she said the shrimp was spoiled (it wasn’t) and she ate 3. We said sorry we cannot refund it and she started saying racist remarks,” King Cajun Crawfish On its Instagram page, wrote.
“We’re gonna make sure you go on Google,”According to security video and cell phone footage, the customer was furious while Kristen Nguyen was filming her behind the counter.
“You’re a Chinese b—h, not me,”The apparent instigator continued, dressed in jeans and a black T-shirt.
The woman called her server. “Chinese b—h”She told her to “go back to her country.”
Both videos show the woman shouting racist insults at a worker.
“Okay, I got you on camera calling me that,”Nguyen replied that she had recorded her own cell-phone footage.
“You’re a Chinese b—h,”The customer continued.
“Okay, thank you,”The worker replied.
“You’re a Chinese b—h, you want me to spell it for you? You’re a Chinese b—h.”
The hateful exchange continued, and the customer became angry and decided to involve authorities.
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“Who gives a f–k, b—h? Call the police! What they gonna do? I’ll say it front of them. You’re a Chinese b–h, now what?” she said, growing more irritated.
The customer then taunted the worker with a series of insulting approximations of the Chinese language before getting the food she complained about boxed up in a take-out container.
“Take your a– back to your country. Ching chong,” she said as she left the establishment.
The woman’s hate of Chinese people was actually misdirected towards Nguyen, who was born in the US and is of Vietnamese heritage, according to Orlando Weekly.
Orange County Sheriffs were investigating the outburst, the outlet said. The department had recently started an Asian American and Pacific Islander Liaison program to address the nationwide influx of hate crimes against people of Asian descent during the coronavirus pandemic.
The restaurant identified the woman from her receipt as the proprietor of a local skincare business whose Yelp page was subsequently shut down after being inundated with bad reviews from Web users that were horrified by the racist tantrum.
The Post is not including the name of the woman or her business as alleged by Nguyen.
The restaurant owner, however, said that a different business called Beauty Bar Orlando was being incorrectly targeted by online advocates and stressed that establishment was not connected to the racist rant.
King Cajun Crawfish bills itself as “Orlando’s best + favorite seafood restaurant.” It was founded by Nguyen after she relocated to Florida from Bogalusa, Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina, according to its website.