Humongously Racist Viral Video Turns Out To Feature SF Tech CEO
The middle-finger waving tech bro in the image above is pictured just before he launched into an amazingly racist tirade directed at an Asian family eating at a Monterey County restaurant the night of July 4. “Trump’s gonna f*** you!” and “You Asian piece of s***!” he yells at an Asian-American family in an incident captured on video below. But the internet being the internet, that man has now been identified in the national news as Michael Lofthouse, CEO of a San Francisco “cloud solution architects” firm called Solid8.
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❗️❗️❗️SHARE THIS POST❗️❗️❗️ Trigger warning: Racism, Vulgar Language (FYI he had a LOT more to say after I stopped recording) This is the face of the man who relentlessly harassed my family and I completely UNPROVOKED, UNWARRANTED, and UNCONSCIONABLE. We were celebrating my tita’s birthday, literally just singing happy birthday to her and taking pictures, when this white supremacist starts yelling disgusting racist remarks at us. (“Fuck you Asians” “Go back to whatever fucking Asian country you’re from” “You don’t belong here”) It is no coincidence that this man has the audacity to showcase such blatant racism on the 4th of July. White supremacy has a notorious habit of masquerading as patriotism! The fact that Donald Trump is our president (i.e. THE MOST POWERFUL MAN IN THE WORLD) gives racists a platform and amplifies voices of hate. The surfacing of racists is so prevalent right now, even in such an ethnically/culturally diverse and liberal state like California, because Trump HIMSELF uses his position to incite racial tension and to promote aggression towards POC, foreigners, and immigrants. We need change! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE VOTE THIS UPCOMING RE-ELECTION. PROTECT ALL PEOPLE REGARDLESS OF SKIN COLOR AND ETHNIC ORIGIN. ✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿
“Trump’s gonna fuck you! You fuckers need to leave, Asian piece of shit,” he says to the family, as it becomes clear that he’s lost the fight over which table is getting kicked out of the restaurant. Mind you, this incident took place at a grandmother’s birthday party dinner.
THANK YOU SO MUCH to this woman for speaking up and throwing this trash out! Y’all keep standing up for people and for what is right! We all bleed red! Keep calling hate out! It’s unacceptable, ignorant, and disgusting! Change won’t happen if we’re sittin’ down so keep standing! https://t.co/ZplFma22cU
— Kelly Clarkson (@kellyclarkson) July 6, 2020
The incident went viral when Kelly Clarkson — yes, that Kelly Clarkson — retweeted the video, garnering thousands of comments and likes. By early this morning, CBS News Asia correspondent Ramy Inocencio had identified the racist perp “Michael Lofthouse, CEO of Solid8 in SF.”
#thisisracist. Upsetting to watch. Keep your cool. Be smarter. Rise higher. Shine the light on this man who told this family, “Trump’s going to f*** you. You Asian piece of s***.” His name is Michael Lofthouse, CEO of Solid8 in SF. Silence is complicit. https://t.co/zQuZc0Kf9H
— Ramy Inocencio 英若明 (@RamyInocencio) July 7, 2020
According to the Solid8 website, “Our mantra is: ‘reputation is everything, so if a job is worth doing, it’s worth doing well.’ So go ahead and let them know whether they’re doing well by keeping this “Trump’s gonna fuck you! You fuckers need to leave, Asian piece of shit” wordsmith in place as their CEO.