AOC Brands People ‘Straight Up Racist’ as Coronavirus Outbreak Sees Diners Abandon Asian Restaurants
Les Steed, The Sun, March 11, 2020
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has slammed people who are avoiding going to Asian restaurants as “just straight-up” racist.
Many Asian restaurants have reported losing business as people associate China with the virus.
AOC has been a big voice in the democratic party on moral issues and has even gone head to head with Trump on racism.
During last night’s video, the congresswoman called people out for boycotting Asian restaurants for fear of coronavirus, forcing many to close from a shortage of footfall.
She said: “It sounds almost so silly to say but there’s a lot of restaurants that are feeling the pain of racism, where people are literally not patroning Chinese restaurants”
“They’re not patroning Asian restaurants because of just straight-up racism around the coronavirus.”
Chinese customers have been suffering racism too, with some businesses refusing to serve them, and slurs on social media calling for China to be “nuked”.