LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Louisville mall is banning a woman caught on video screaming racist and vulgar insults at another holiday shopper at a JCPenney department store.
The video of the unidentified woman shouting “go back to wherever the (expletive) you come from, lady” in a check-out line at the Jefferson Mall spread quickly on social media Tuesday. By Wednesday, it had been viewed more than five million times.
The mall issued a statement on its Facebook page saying that it is working to identify the woman and bar her from returning.
In the video taken by another shopper, the elderly white woman claims a Hispanic woman cut in line to join another shopper.
The white woman screams at the two women that they’re “nobodies,” “probably on welfare” and tells them to learn to speak English.
Louisville mayor Greg Fischer released a statement, apologizing to the women and saying he was “sad and disappointed to see conduct like this.”