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With the media having successfully established the narrative that racially motivated police brutality is rampant in America — the statistics don’t support this far-reaching theory, even of the left “feels” its true — the rage mob is sacrosanct in America.
And don’t dare get in the way of the effort to “dismantle” system racism, an endeavor being led by the Black Lives Matter movement, or you will be thrown under the bus in a New York minute.
Even if you’re a San Francisco liberal taking a stand against graffiti.
Lisa Alexander, the CEO of the skincare company LAFACE, quickly submitted to the mob after she was caught on video confronting a man for spray painting “Black Lives Matter” on a retaining wall in front of his residence.
The man, a Filipino named James Juanillo, recorded the encounter and shared it on social media on Friday.
“A white couple call the police on me, a person of color, for stencilling a #BLM chalk message on my own front retaining wall. “Karen” lies and says she knows that I don’t live in my own house, because she knows the person who lives here,” he tweeted.
A white couple call the police on me, a person of color, for stencilling a #BLM chalk message on my own front retaining wall. “Karen” lies and says she knows that I don’t live in my own house, because she knows the person who lives here. #blacklivesmatter pic.twitter.com/rOpHvKVwgP
— Jaimetoons (@jaimetoons) June 12, 2020
The story was quickly consumed by the media because it supports the narrative of the day, with a focus on her claiming she knew the owner of the property.
While a resident at the property located in the wealthy Pacific Heights neighborhood, Juanillo is not the owner — it’s not clear if it’s a single family dwelling or has multiple units.
“What she did is polite racism. It’s respectable racism. ‘Respectfully, sir I don’t think you belong here,'” Juanillo told KGO-TV.
With the video approaching 15 million views as of this writing, Alexander has since apologized for allowing her “white privilege” to get the better of her.
“The last 48 hours has taught me that my actions were those of someone who is not aware of the damage caused by being ignorant and naive to racial inequalities,” she wrote. “When I watch the video I am shocked and sad that I behaved the way I did. It was disrespectful to Mr. Juanillo and I am deeply sorry for that. I did not realize at the time that my actions were racist and have learned a painful lesson. I am taking a hard look at the meaning behind white privilege and am committed to growing from this experience.”
#BlackLivesMatter | Lisa Alexander says she wants to apologize directly to Mr. Juanillo: ⬇️
“The last 48 hours have taught me that my actions were those of someone who is not aware of the damage caused by being ignorant”
— Luz Peña (@LuzPenaABC7) June 14, 2020
Not that the cancel culture hasn’t already swung into action.
The makeup subscription service Birchbox dropped Alexander’s company after the video went viral.
“There is absolutely no space at Birchbox for racism, and we condemn Lisa Alexander’s actions,” the company said in a statement. “We have not worked with LAFACE for several years and, as a result of the CEO’s actions today, have officially cut ties with them.”
A note from the Birchbox Team regarding Lisa Alexander and LAFACE. pic.twitter.com/CZSpBQegeA
— Birchbox (@birchbox) June 13, 2020
One of the owners, Brad Gilbertson, is apparently okay with tenants spray-painting political messages on the property — assuming you choose the right message.
We suspect that if Juanillo had been stenciling “Make America Great Again,” we may have seen a different outcome.
“She just claimed she knew the owner of the house. She doesn’t know me. I thought she was out of line,” Gilbertson told KGO-TV.
Which doesn’t rule out the possibility that Alexander knew the other owners(s).
A cosmetics company CEO has apologized for threatening to call police on a Filipino man who was stenciling “Black Lives Matter” in chalk at a home in a wealthy San Francisco neighborhood. It was his own home, and video of the encounter went viral. https://t.co/rMskXRMp0F
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 15, 2020
Juanillo was later photographed outside his residence. A Black Lives Matter flag can be seen in a window behind him.
While many Americans are banned from displaying the Star Spangled Banner in such a manner, it would appear that, along with politically correct graffiti, this too flies in San Francisco.
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