Wow. We very much would like to find a way to sympathize with her, but sadly, we just can't - especially in light of THIS recent news.
Alexandra Wallace, the UCLA student who made headlines after she offensively posted a video on-line lashing out her Asian classmates for using cell phones in the library, has announced that she has withdrawn from the university due to backlash from her peers.
"The video has led to the harassment of my family, the publishing of my personal information, death threats and being ostracized from an entire community. Accordingly, for personal safety reasons, I have chosen to no longer attend classes at UCLA. I was trying to produce a humorous YouTube video, but instead offended the UCLA community and the entire Asian culture. I am truly sorry for the hurtful words I said and the pain it caused to anyone who watched the video. 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.’’
Sounds sincere, right?
Well, apparently, those sentiments are FAR from the truth, because according to Wallace's own FATHER, John, she wanted to make an ENTIRE blog with similar racist remarks! And dad SUPPORTED the idea!
According to his Facebook page, which has since been taken down:
"My daughter wants to start a blog."
"She's asking for domain suggestions for 'Asians on their cellphones in the library!' She's shooting videos as I write."
So unbelievably twisted, offensive, and wrong.
Hopefully this whole ordeal can serve as one very-much needed wake-up call for her and her father. There's no place for that kind of ignorance ANYWHERE, and especially not a college campus.
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