Who is Stella? Asian woman asked to bow to 'racist lady' at gas station in TikTok video: 'Go back to your Asia'
Only a few days before eight Asians were killed in the Atlanta shooting, which has prompted concerns that it could be a racially motivated crime, an Asian woman was abused and yelled at, at a gas station. The incident was captured and shared on TikTok by the alleged victim’s friend Jenny Park. According to recent reports, the Asian woman is identified as Stella and she was at the gas station to fill her car up when she was attacked by another woman over her race.
Per News Week, Park decided to share the horrific clip on the platform on Wednesday in the wake of the racially motivated attacks against the Asian community. She revealed to the publication that she filmed the stranger hurling abuses at her friend when she was at the Shell station at 2211 W Malvern Avenue in Fullerton, California last week. "Bow to me or you will go back to f***ing where you came from," the woman is heard saying.
Park explained that Stella was called an “Asian b****" by the woman in the video when she was at an ATM. She said, referring to Stella, "She sort of just ignored it, but then the woman widely swung at her. She didn't know what to do, so she was just trying to hurry up and get her money." Stella later headed towards the car and called her boyfriend, before driving to the gas station. Park said the woman approached her friend at the gas station and began hurling racist abuses at her. Park decided to secretly capture it on her camera without the woman’s knowledge. "She was so shocked... she needed to have something just in case the lady did hurt her," Park said. But, she didn’t want to trigger the woman by getting her face on the camera.
‘You’re just an Asian’, bellowed the woman
Park said the woman wouldn’t stop as she continued to attack Stella, although the latter remained silent. She allegedly yelled at her friend, "Go back where you came from! You get nothing! I own all the gas stations and you get nothing... Asians. Nothing. Go back to whichever... did I stutter?" The viral video allegedly sees the woman declare “We're the crazy rich Mexicans now.” before adding “You're just Asian. You're Asian, go back to your Asia!"
The viral clip has gathered a lot of attention and reactions on TikTok, clocking over 1.6 million views since it was first shared. It has also been liked more than 500,000 times.
Meanwhile, Park expressed her concern about Anti-Asian hate after witnessing how her own friend was personally attacked. “The Fullerton area is really highly populated with Asian people, so it was like a huge shock for us. I was a little worried because my parents are here like… do I want them to be out and getting gas or like just going to get groceries? ” she said.