A couple being racially maligned by a white woman in anticipation of the first ultrasound of their unborn baby has a startling message to their abuser: “We forgive you.”
Australian-born Jamie Shin and his partner were left shocked after the incident, in which a middle-aged woman allegedly unleashed several racist comments, including calling the pair of bastards before telling them to ‘go back to your own country,’ sipping ‘.
Based in Perth, Mr Shin began filming the woman during her rant of abuse at a radiology clinic in Canning Vale, south Perth.
A few days after the incident, Shin had a message for the woman.
Jamie Shin (left) claims he and his pregnant partner (right) were racially abused while waiting for an ultrasound of their unborn child
“I am willing to forgive you, if you are willing to learn,” he said.
‘I think she needs education, it’s 2021, these things shouldn’t happen.’
In Shin’s TikTok video, which has been viewed over 250,000 times, the clip begins with Mr. Shin arguing with the woman.
“Don’t tell me to go back to my own country,” he said. “Don’t yell at me,” she replied, but Mr. Shin insists.
“No, you just told me to leave my own country and go back to where I came from. I was born here, ”he said.
In the background, a clinic employee is heard trying to defuse the situation by asking the middle-aged woman and her partner to wait at the front.
“Yes, please,” the woman replies.
Jamie Shin began filming after the woman reportedly unleashed some racist remarks
The woman is then heard to tell Mr. Shin to “go back to China” as she walks away.
Mr Shin is a third generation Korean-Australian and his partner is 19 weeks pregnant.
“We sat there watching our own business on our phones,” Mr. Shin said news.com.au
She (abuser) then went on a whole rampage of racist insults. She said, ‘Go back to your own country, sip’. ‘
He believes the woman took her frustrations out on them after her partner was unable to enter the room while she had a procedure.
Mr. Shin described the hospital staff’s handling of the incident as “astonishing.”
He claimed in his TikTok video that the woman was later banned by the seven wards of the radiology clinic and by the family doctor who referred her.
In the aftermath of the Covid pandemic, Asian hatred is set to increase worldwide, including in Australia.
Asian Australians, particularly of Chinese descent, reported a dramatic increase in abuse and racist attacks in 2020 after it was revealed that the coronavirus was first discovered in China.
The woman (in the photo) was eventually asked by the staff to move and wait at the front
Jamie Shin had a blunt message for his abuser – ‘educate yourself, racist abuse is unacceptable’
Jamie Shin (pictured left) was born and raised in Australia, but is still the victim of racial abuse
In May last year, two sisters of Asian descent were confronted by a 17-year-old girl in inner-west Sydney, who was shouting some obscenities about their race and the pandemic.
The sisters were accused of ‘bringing coronavirus to Australia’ before ‘having to eat another bat’.
One of the sisters was subsequently spat on by the perpetrator, who was later charged with three assaults, abusive language and two attempts at stalking / intimidation.
Another example of casual racism, said a 34-year-old woman from Perth The Guardian She took her child to the doctor last July, only for another patient to prevent her from entering the building.
The woman is said to have said to her, “Asians have to stay indoors because of the spread of Covid-19.”