UCLA student Alexandra Wallace’s YouTube video rant about the “hordes of Asian people that UCLA accepts into [the] school every year” went viral and has received more than 1,000,000 views.
“We know that I’m not the most politically correct person, so don’t take this offensively, I don’t mean it towards any of my friends, I mean it towards random people that I don’t even know in the library,” Wallace said.
Wallace claims Asian students bring their entire families to her apartment complex to do laundry and prepare meals.
“If you’re going to come to UCLA, then use American manners,” Wallace said. “So it used to bug me but it doesn’t really bother me anymore, the fact that all the Asian people that live in all the apartments around me, their moms, and their brothers, and their sisters, and their grandmas, and their grandpas, and their cousins, and everybody that they know that they brought along from Asia with them, comes here on the weekends to do their laundry, buy their groceries, and cook their food for the week. It’s seriously without fail. You will always see old Asian people running around this apartment complex every weekend, that’s what they do, they don’t teach their kids to fend for themselves.”
Wallace also said Asians are too loud for the library studying environment.
“Hi. In America, we do not talk on our cell phones in the library,” Wallace said, adding that Asians often shout on their phones while she is trying to study in the library. Wallace went on to say, “ohhhhhh ching chong,” mocking an indistinguishable Asian language.
Wallace posted the video in the aftermath of Japan’s largest earthquake in history.
Wallace released a statement of apology to UCLA’s school paper, the Daily Bruin, “Clearly the original video posted by me was inappropriate. I cannot explain what possessed me to approach the subject as I did, and if I could undo it, I would. I’d like to offer my apology to the entire UCLA campus. For those who cannot find it within them to accept my apology, I understand.”
UCLA associate vice chancellor and dean of students Robert Naples called the posting “beyond distasteful” on Wallace’s part.