‘Go back to your f****** country’: White woman launches foul-mouthed xenophobic tirade at four men from Afghanistan in a Denny’s restaurant in Canada
A white woman berated four Afghan men eating at a Canada Denny’s last month, in a horrific display of racism.
The tirade was caught on camera and shared on Facebook by Monir Omerzai, 26, who immigrated to Canada 13 years ago.
In his post he said: ‘Every culture and every human being should be respected it does not matter what color you are where you came from’.
The five-minute video filmed on April 21 in Alberta has gone viral with more than two million views.
Four men who immigrated to Canada from Afghanistan were sitting at a Denny’s on April 21 when they were berated by Canada woman Kelly Pocha on April 21, pictured above
Pocha threw a foul-mouthed tirade at the men after she thought they were talking about her in their native tongue at the restaurant at 12:50am
The incident took place around 12:50am as the four men were speaking in their native tongue Dari, when a Cranbrook woman identified as Kelly Pocha sitting in the next booth over turned around and began to tell off the men, according to the Calgary Sun.
‘Shut your f****** mouth. Cause you know what? You’re dealing with a Canadian woman now, and I will leap across this table and punch you right in the f****** mouth,’ she says as she starts her rant.
The men at the table simply laugh off the woman as she mocks their laughter.
‘Go back to your f****** country,’ she says.
‘Don’t say like that. Just respect. Just respect,’ one of the men at the table say to the woman, ticking her off.
‘Excuse me? I was born and raised here. I am Canadian,’ she responds before getting cut off.
‘It doesn’t matter, we’re all Canadians. Yes, we’re all the same — I’m a human being, we’re all human beings,’ the man behind the camera says.
She then gets up putting her knees on her seat to turn around and hover over the men saying: ‘You know what? You’re not dealing with one of your Syrian b****** right now. You’re dealing with a Canadian woman. And I’m not going to be talked down to by you,’ she says.
‘You laugh all you want. That’s a prime example of why we don’t want you here…You know you guys need to go back to where you came from,’ she adds.
A Denny’s employee then approaches the groups sitting in adjacent booths.
The woman claimed that one of the men ‘eyed her up’ and was ‘glaring’ her.
‘Speak English if you’re gonna speak. This is Canada, speak English,’ she says before she leaves.
The video has sparked fury over her xenophobia.
One man, pictured above, asked her to respect them, provoking further her angry tirade
In the video the men say that she is drunk when she gets up and tries to yell at the men
A Denny’s employee asks the groups to leave, Pocha pictured leaving with her husband
Omerzai says he’s deeply upset by the incident.
‘The hate that we get from people for no reason, just to have a dinner there. It shouldn’t turn out to be like that,’ he said to the Calgary Sun.
In light of the video, Pocha was fired from her job at car dealership Cranbrook Dodge.
Pocha, speaking with Lethbridge News Now, admitted her comments were racist but says she was provoked.
‘If I could take it back, I would. But I can’t,’ she said.
‘What people are seeing isn’t the whole story. I was put down as well…Yes, I made some comments that shouldn’t have been said…I even went back to Denny’s and apologized to the manager, to the server. I told the manager if I could apologize to the men that were there, I would, for my actions. Because I mean, that’s not who I am,’ she added.
She admitted she was drinking that night and the argument sparked when the men started ‘talking in their own language’ and she thought they were laughing at her.
A police investigation was also launched after the video was posted and is ongoing.