Alexandra Wallace, the southern California undergraduate who apologized for her recent YouTube rant about the “hordes of Asian people that UCLA accepts into our school every single year,” said Friday that she will no longer be attending classes at UCLA.
In a statement to the college newspaper, The Daily Bruin, Wallace said, “the harassment of my family, the publishing of my personal information, death threats and being ostracized from an entire community” has caused her to leave the university.
“In an attempt to produce a humorous YouTube video, I have offended the UCLA community and the entire Asian culture,” Wallace said in the statement. “Especially in the wake of the ongoing disaster in Japan, I would do anything to take back my insensitive words. I could write apology letters all day and night, but I know they wouldn’t erase the video from your memory, nor would they act to reverse my inappropriate action.”
On the Sunday after Japan’s 8.9 magnitude earthquake, Wallace went on YouTube to complain about UCLA’s Asian population. Wallace berated Asians for being loud in the library, inviting their families over to do their laundry and for not using “American manners.” Wallace quickly removed her posting from the Internet, but it had already gone viral by that point.
“Hi. In America, we do not talk on our cell phones in the library,” Wallace said in her YouTube video, claiming that Asians often scream into their phones while she is trying to focus on schoolwork in the library. Wallace went on to say, “ohhhhhh ching chong,” mocking a generic Asian language.
Though Wallace expressed racist sentiment in her YouTube video, many critics have responded to her tirade by posting equally disturbing YouTube videos.
One YouTube user, Jason, said he believes Wallace needs to be beaten.
“Alexandra, you are a deeply troubled, mischievous little fuckface who deserves to be slapped in the fucking face, and I mean hard. Okay, why would I say that?…Now I honestly, women shouldn’t be hit, others fucking feminism bullshit, well fuck that. Some bitches need to be fuckin’ slapped in the face, and she’s definitely one of them.”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYScX-xnWeM
Another YouTube user made fun of Wallace’s cleavage.
One YouTube user made a parody video called “White girls in the library” in which he criticizes Caucasian females for having spilling cleavage.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGBrTeqgwKU&feature=player_embedded