Two Asian women were filmed on TikTok pulling off the outer green leaves from several heads of iceberg lettuce while shopping at a west Australian Coles store.
TikToker James Longstaff, whose username is @longie69, posted a video on June 4 of the two women with a shopping cart full of loose lettuce leaves at one of the supermarket chain’s locations. One woman can be seen pulling the leaves off of the iceberg lettuce while the other places them into plastic bags. At the end of the video, Longstaff sarcastically says, “That’s very hygienic.”
While some internet users defended the two women, many others criticized the two for being unhygienic and not leaving enough for others.
Multiple users also observed the shoppers as “them” and “the Chinese” while implying that Asian shoppers often use “feeding chickens” as an excuse. Some commenters also mocked Asian accents while making racist jokes.
“I have seen them swap eggs out of 800g into caged egg cartons,” one user wrote. When another commenter asked who “them” is, other users responded, “Chinese.”
“Even if you say something they [say] ‘no speak English,’” another wrote.