UCLA's Daily Bruin reports that the student who posted a video of herself ranting against "hordes" of Asian students on YouTube last Friday has sought the assistance of campus police after claiming to receive threats, and that she's issued an apology.
Alexandra Wallace's statement was sent yesterday to the campus newspaper, which posted this:
“Clearly the original video posted by me was inappropriate,” she said in the statement. “I cannot explain what possessed me to approach the subject as I did, and if I could undo it, I would. I’d like to offer my apology to the entire UCLA campus. For those who cannot find it within them to accept my apology, I understand.”
The Bruin story described Wallace as a third-year political science student. The video, in which Wallace complains about Asian students in the library annoying her, complains about their relatives coming over, makes "ching chong" sounds while pretending to talk into a cell phone and ridicules them for checking on their families "for the tsunami thing" was condemned as "repugnant" by campus administration.
It set off an angry reaction on and off campus, with hundreds posting messages on the Facebook account of UCLA Chancellor Gene Block, including demands for her expulsion.
The video has also spawned a series of creative and very funny parody videos, even if Wallace's rant is nothing to laugh at. Today's pick:
The LA Weekly has posted a list of other angry/funny parody videos.