A man reportedly identified as Michael Lofthouse was filmed unleashing a racist rant against an Asian family at a restaurant in Carmel Valley, California.
In the shocking video posted Monday, Instagram user @jordanlizchan says the man — who is reportedly the founder and CEO of technology company Solid8 — “relentlessly harassed my family and I completely UNPROVOKED, UNWARRANTED, and UNCONSCIONABLE.”
“We were celebrating my tita’s birthday, literally just singing happy birthday to her and taking pictures, when this white supremacist starts yelling disgusting racist remarks at us,” the Instagram user continued.
Prior to the recording of the video, the man allegedly told the family, “---- you Asians,” “Go back to whatever ------- Asian country you’re from,” and “You don’t belong here.”
In the clip, the man gives the family the middle finger and says, “Trump’s gonna ---- you.”
After the man tells them, “You ------- need to leave, you ------- Asian piece of ----,” an employee of the restaurant intervenes and kicks him out of the establishment.
“You are not allowed. You do not talk to our guests like that. They are our valued guests,” the staff member exclaims to the man.
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❗️❗️❗️SHARE THIS POST❗️❗️❗️ Trigger warning: Racism, Vulgar Language (FYI he had a LOT more to say after I stopped recording) This is the face of the man who relentlessly harassed my family and I completely UNPROVOKED, UNWARRANTED, and UNCONSCIONABLE. We were celebrating my tita’s birthday, literally just singing happy birthday to her and taking pictures, when this white supremacist starts yelling disgusting racist remarks at us. (“Fuck you Asians” “Go back to whatever fucking Asian country you’re from” “You don’t belong here”) It is no coincidence that this man has the audacity to showcase such blatant racism on the 4th of July. White supremacy has a notorious habit of masquerading as patriotism! The fact that Donald Trump is our president (i.e. THE MOST POWERFUL MAN IN THE WORLD) gives racists a platform and amplifies voices of hate. The surfacing of racists is so prevalent right now, even in such an ethnically/culturally diverse and liberal state like California, because Trump HIMSELF uses his position to incite racial tension and to promote aggression towards POC, foreigners, and immigrants. We need change! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE VOTE THIS UPCOMING RE-ELECTION. PROTECT ALL PEOPLE REGARDLESS OF SKIN COLOR AND ETHNIC ORIGIN. ✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿
On Monday, @jordanlizchan was sent alleged screenshots of a conversation where Lofthouse threatened a social media user named “Ahmed Omer” who stood up for the Asian family.
“Everyone is well aware of the situation that happened out in Monterey. You are a trash human being and you deserve every bad thing that happens to you,” Omer reportedly wrote to Lofthouse.
In response, Lofthouse reportedly wrote back, “Come near me or my people and u r ------- dead.”
According to the International Business Times, Lofthouse is believed to be an immigrant from the U.K. and reportedly has an Asian sister-in-law and a half-Asian niece.
Per TMZ, Lofthouse has since deleted his social media accounts.
As of this writing, Solid8 has not commented on the controversy.