Following a spate of anti-Asian hate crime across the United States, the "Stop Asian Hate" movement has grown, though there are some who do not support it. A woman was captured in a viral TikTok with 300,000 views saying that she does not believe anti-Asian discrimination exists© Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images People at the "Rally Against Hate" in New York City's Chinatown. A viral TikTok shows a woman telling a man that she does not believe that Asian hate exists.
"I just heard 'Asian hate' and I'm over that whole narrative," the woman is heard saying in charleschoiboy's video, before claiming "There's no Asian hate."
The video showed different clips of what the woman said, including that she did not hear about any protests in response to Asian hate before asking the TikToker if he feels oppressed.
"Yeah I feel oppressed," he responded. "I'm a minority in the U.S."
The woman and two other women she was sitting with were in disbelief and rolled their eyes before asking how charleschoiboy felt oppressed.
He told them he was racially profiled earlier that week, but the women remained unconvinced.
"I'm Asian, I don't feel hate," one of the three women said.
They continued talking and charleschoiboy mentioned the anti-Asian language that has been used throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to the three women before the video ended. He said it "sucks 10 times worse" to have heard that opinion "when it's your own people."
"That internalized racism, that belief, that just because you don't experience something means other people don't experience it, that everything has to do with your own self-actualization of 'real-world events,' blows my f*****g mind," he said, closing out the video.
Newsweek reported in March 2020 that former President Donald Trump was condemned for the language he used when describing the novel coronavirus. Lawmakers and organizations said that his language encouraged discrimination and violence against those of Chinese or Asian descent.
In response to a pinned comment asking how the woman became involved in the conversation, charleschoiboy said he was having a discussion about the vaccine with someone. After mentioning the "Stop Asian Hate" movement she turned around and said, "Oh my god don't even get me started on Stop Asian Hate."
According to a national report released by Stop AAPI Hate, verbal harassment, shunning and physical assault were the three largest types of discrimination against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders as of June 2021.
Comments flooded the TikTok video in support of charleschoiboy.
"Isn't yelling at someone at a bar gaslighting them about their own experiences as an Asian American...Asian hate?" one commenter wrote.
"Then they all said 'oh my god' after u said u were a minority, my heart broke and I felt threatened vicariously," wrote a viewer. "Can't imagine how u felt. I am sorry."
Others questioned the woman who said she was Asian.
"'I'm Asian, I don't feel hate.' Just bc she doesn't feel hate doesn't erase that fact that other Asians DO," a TikToker user wrote.
Another wrote, "Man I feel this so much—the internalized racism."
Newsweek reached out to charleschoiboy for further comment but did not hear back by press time.
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