Footage of a woman’s interaction with a 14-year-old boy in St. Petersburg, Florida, has gone viral after she repeatedly called him the N-word.
The incident was filmed and uploaded to Facebook Sunday by a user named Deysha Adriana.
“Actual footage of a woman talking to my 14-year-old brother and cousin in this manner, near Williams Park in St. Pete today, because he dropped a gum wrapper on the ground, he was going to pick it up until she started calling him out of his name,” the Facebook user explained in the video description. “Almost 2020 and we still are dealing with being spoken to in this manner over what exactly? A gum wrapper. Tasteless. 🙄.
The video picks up after the interaction began as the woman in question tells the teen, “Nuh-uh, don’t even act like that. Pick it up. Find it. Get down on your knees and find it. Get down on your knees and find it!”
“Little n—er!” she shouts after the teen smiles and walks back toward his relative. “That’s how y’all are. All y’all (unintelligible) f–king n—ers!”
The woman also appears not to care that she’s being filmed as she’s heard shouting, “Film me, f–ker! Film me!” toward the end of the 23-second video.
The footage has since garnered 2,600 shares and 1,800 comments from other Facebook users.
“This video exposed her in her true nature. If he had been a black saint, she would have still considered him disgusting due to mental illness called entitlement.”
“I’m not as mature as him…sis woulda got SLID SLID 😒💁🏾♀️”
“Holy s–t I am 40 years old and have NEVER heard ANYONE speak like that to a child!!! :O. I have always lived in small towns and everyone always says small towns are racist…but if anyone talked to a child like that in a small town here, the whole damn town would kick your ass!!! So unacceptable and that poor child has to hear that disgusting womans nasty s–t comments…I want to punch that b—h in the face. 😡🤬”
“Y’all surprised? Tf”
The video has also gained the attention of St. Petersburg City Council member Steve Kornell, who said on Facebook after sharing the clip, “This woman should be absolutely ashamed of herself….there is no excuse….NONE.”
“If anyone knows this young man I would love to honor him at this week’s City Council meeting for this extreme politeness towards this woman who did not deserve it at all. It says a great deal about him and about her,” wrote Kornell in another post.
He added in a comment that he contacted the teen’s family and is awaiting a response.
“I think it’s important not to traumatize the children any further, but whatever they want me to do, I most certainly will,” he said in part.