The couple who were allegedly subjected to shocking racial abuse at a Perth radiology clinic have spoken out.
Jay Shin and his partner were at a radiology clinic in Canning Vale on Monday when a woman allegedly told them to “p*** off back to China.”
Watch the confrontation in the video above
The pregnant woman recorded the moment she was allegedly abused while waiting for an ultrasound.
In the video, a woman can be heard telling the couple to “p*** off back to China.”
Jay responds: “Don’t tell me to get out of my own country … You just told me to get out of my own country, go back to where I come from … I was born here, mate.”
At the end of the video, Jay wrote: “I’m a third-generation Korean/Australian. Born and bred Aussie.”
“She called us a gook, she called us a nip, she called us Chinese,” Jay told 7NEWS.
“And the way she referred to us as Chinese was in an offensive way.”
Jay Shin speaks out about the racist abuse he and his pregnant partner received. Credit: 7NEWS
The ugly incident ruined what was supposed to be a happy occasion – seeing their unborn daughter on an ultrasound for the first time.
“I don’t want my child to experience anything like my friends have experienced,” Jay said.
“It’s 2021, it shouldn’t happen.
“It’s the last thing I expected to happen at a medical clinic. It was out of the blue.
“My partner left shaking, and so did I.”
Asian hatred is on the rise in the wake of the COVID pandemic.
Attacks on people of Asian descent in the US have prompted a wave of protests against racism – but experts say it’s happening here, too.
“Ever since COVID was declared a pandemic, it’s been a never-ending succession of issues that have been raised,” Ethnic Communities Council’s Suresh Rajan told 7NEWS.
A pregnant couple has filmed racial slurs they received at a West Australian radiology clinic while they were waiting for scans of their baby. Credit: Supplied/TikTok
Staff at Western Radiology in Canning Vale witnessed the woman grow angry at the fact that she needed to be seen alone while another couple of Asian descent were told they could go in together because they needed a translator.
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‘It’s 2021, it shouldn’t happen.’
In the video, a staff member can be heard telling the woman to “wait out the front.”
“The staff were distressed because their primary aim was to have the safety of the other patients and the staff, so they didn’t want any conflict in the business,” the clinic’s part-owner Ashish Chawla told 7NEWS.
Jay and his wife say they are heartened by the supportive responses they’ve received after more than 250,000 views of the video they posted online.
A protest against anti-Asian racism in the US. Credit: 7NEWS
He says he has a message for the two people he confronted in the clinic.
“I’m willing to forgive you, if you’re willing to learn,” he said.
“I think they need to be educated.”
The couple’s baby – their first – is due in August.
The woman who verbally abused the couple has been banned from attending seven Western Radiology centre.
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