SF Tour Guide Goes on Racist Rant as Sightseeing Bus Drives Through Chinatown

Riya Bhattacharjee and Stephanie Chuang, NBC Bay Area, October 23, 2014

A San Francisco sightseeing company is apologizing after a tour guide was caught on video as she went off on a racist rant about Chinatown during a bus tour through the neighborhood.


“[Expletive] your pre-schools . . . making all that noise at 6 a.m. . . . [Expletive] your salons . . . [expletive] your seafood markets, with your little turtles and frogs inside–OK? Here in America, we don’t eat turtles and frogs,” the guide says on her last day at work, as perplexed tourists on the bus look on.


The tour guide–who remains unidentified–also seems annoyed by other typical Chinatown sightings: laundry hanging from windows, noise, parades, dragons and ginseng.

The guide goes on to say the Chinatown in her hometown, Los Angeles, is “way cleaner, way better restaurants.”



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