The young UCLA student who filmed a now-viral rant against Asian people is not only facing possible discipline for her words, but now she's getting death threats.
Despite issuing an apology through the campus Daily Bruin newspaper for the video called "Asians in the Library," Alexandra Wallace is facing a strong backlash for her video that first surfaced Friday and drew national attention:
In it, Wallace, a third-year political science student, criticized the school for accepting "these hordes of Asian people" who she said have no manners and disrupted her studies by talking loudly on the phone in the library.
"I'll be in, like, deep into my studying, into my political science theories and arguments and all that stuff, getting it all down, like, typing away furiously, blah, blah, blah, and then all of a sudden, when I'm about to, like, reach an epiphany, overhear from somewhere: 'Oh ching chong ling long ting tong, ooohh," she said.
By Sunday night, the Daily Bruin reports, Wallace had contacted university police to report multiple death threats received by phone and e-mail.
“If she’s received a death threat, I find that as deplorable as her original YouTube video. If this is the response of students on campus, we’ve got a lot of work to do,” Robert Naples, associate vice chancellor and dean of students, told the Bruin.
UCLA Chancellor Gene D. Block said the video doesn’t reflect the views of the university community.
“Like many of you, I recoil when someone invokes the right of free expression to demean other individuals or groups,” he wrote in a statement posted on the university’s website, and echoed that sentiment in a video of his own:
The university is considering what, if any, disciplinary action it can take.
This story has been updated. The Associated Press contributed to this report.