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Asian American Man in Seattle Says Online Racist Remarks Are Hurting His Family’s Business

Eric Chan says an online troll who targeted him with racist remarks is hurting his family’s business, King 5 reports.

Chan and his family own a restaurant called Jade Garden in Seattle’s Chinatown district. In March, vandals smashed in windows at Jade Garden and caused about $1,500 worth of damage, according to NBC News.

Last Saturday, May 23, Chan says an online troll posted racist remarks on his Instagram page.

“It was on my public Instagram profile, telling me to cook my dog and eat it for Chow Mein,” Chan told King 5

Chan made his own post about the troll on his Instagram. When the person found out Chan had “exposed him as a racist,” he retaliated by trying to paint Chan as a racist.

“This guy photoshopped my handle name onto a fake image, and it has me spewing out these racist tirades, you know, black lives don’t matter,” Chan explained.

The troll’s photoshopped images were posted to a Facebook neighborhood group page, where members accused Chan of being anti-black. Chan says he didn’t write those words, but he continues to get death threats at the restaurant.

He added that the attacks are hurting his family business. Jade Garden was already struggling before Saturday’s events. Business was down 80 percent in March, according to NBC News. Chan was forced to lay off 33 employees.

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