A racist incident that ended when a customer came to the defense of an embattled nail salon worker is raising eyebrows.
The encounter was caught on video by that customer at a salon in Lutz, Florida. The video has gone viral and has generated at least 465,000 views and 3,100 shares.
“I really suggest you should learn English,” an angry customer screamed at an Asian nail salon worker.
“Of course,” the woman responded. “You know I have to learn every single day.”
“Don’t move to America if you don’t know English or are willing to learn,” the woman responded. “It’s part of moving to the United States…You sound nasty. Your language sounds nasty. It sounds like you were born out of a f*cking hermit crab. If I want to go to a nail salon, I need them to understand English where they can understand when I need a top coat.”
At that point a customer watching the whole incident intervenes. It’s possible, but not confirmed, the same woman was the one that video taped the argument.
“I have to say I think you’re being nasty,” that customer said to the other.
“You’re being nasty.”
“I’ve been here for like…
“I don’t give a sh*t how long you’ve been here…you don’t call them hermit crabs. You’re being nasty. Get the F*ck out.
“Shut the f*ck up. You don’t tell me when to get out.”
At that point the camera drops to the ground. The picture is lost and only the audio can be heard.
“You’re not getting paid for today,” the angry woman is heard saying.
“No, problem,” “You can go,” the nail worker said.
Comments posted under the video have been largely sympathetic to the nail salon worker and complimentary toward the woman who stood up for her.
“I’ve been going to this salon for years and everyone in there is very sweet. AND, they all speak English! The worst part is there was clearly a little girl in the next station!!,” said another.
“It’s great to see good people stand up to bullies. More people should have stood up. Bullies come in all ages. Treat others how you would like to be treated. Do the right thing.”
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