Oregon woman apologizes after racist rant against Filipina goes viral
A Beaverton, Oregon woman is apologizing after her racist rant against a Filipina in Portland was posted on Facebook, and viewed millions of times.
Filipina Selina Cairel of Vancouver, Washington posted the video to her Facebook page — on September 12, showing Sierra Measelle and her friend at a parking lot.
The September 11 incident began when Measelle insinuated that Cairel could not drive because she’s Asian, followed by more insults.
In her post, Cairel said, “I want to make sure she gets seen and her racist, ignorant behavior is exposed.”
The video was viewed more than 2.5 million times, and netizens soon identified her.
Measelle, who is reportedly of Native American descent, apologized in an Instagram post for her “ignorant and hateful comments,” and
said she plans to turn this negative situation into a positive learning experience.
Cairel said she will eventually forgive Measelle.