On Saturday, the Facebook profile of Irma Dleon posted two cellphone videos showing an unidentified woman telling an unidentified man in a restaurant to “get the f•ck out of my country” because the man was speaking Spanish.
Dleon’s Facebook post offered some details about the video, but did not mention where this took place or who was in the video. This is what she wrote:
“My daughter captured this situation while working. My poor baby was frightened but cannot believe this continues to happen. We should be united as a country but there is much hate. We are all human trying to help each other out. I will pray for this woman to be a better person, but you can only educate the ignorant. First they must listen.”
The following video below shows the two cellphone videos together. The video starts with the woman saying, “I lived in California for 20 years. English is our first language, so you need to speak English.”
At that point, the man apologizes. Then the woman says, “Well, I’m sorry about you too. Get the f•ck out of my country.” Other people in the restaurant react.
The man says he is a U.S. citizen, but the woman doesn’t want to believe him, insisting that she doesn’t have any problem with the way the man looks but that he needs to speaks English.
“What do you think I’m doing?” the man asks.
Another man tells the woman that if she is going be racist, she will need to leave.
“I am not racist,” the woman says.
This is when others begin to defend the man she was berating.
A man with a white beard who is with the woman at some point tells her to stop talking. The man she was berating then offered to pay the restaurant bill so the woman can leave.
“So I go raped by an illegal alien, but you can speak English, and I have to be nice to you,” the woman says as she leaves the restaurant with the man in the white beard.
Although we cannot confirm where this occurred and who this woman is, the man with the white beard appears to call her “Jill” several times.
One of the comments on Dleon’s page claims to have identified the woman:
Latino Rebels did reach out to Dleon to see if she would like to share details more about the video. If we get more information, we will update it here.
UPDATE, FEBRUARY 17, 7:25 PM: Our founder Julio Ricardo Varela spoke with Dleon about the incident and the video. She told him that it took place at a Mexican restaurant in Parkersburg, West Virginia. The man that Jill berated is the restaurant manager. She started screaming at the manager when she saw him speaking Spanish with two employees, according to Dleon. In addition, Dleon said that everyone in the restaurant is ok, including her daughter.
#JustIn: Spoke with woman who posted video. She told me in Spanish that the incident occurred in #Parkersburg, #WestVirginia. The man the woman Jill was screaming at is the manager of a Mexican restaurant there. The manager was meeting with two employees and speaking Spanish. https://t.co/6OJu8EaKpX
— Julio Ricardo Varela (@julito77) February 18, 2019
The general manager of the two-chain restaurant has now confirmed that he was the one who got screamed at by the woman named Jill.
Another update: the man whom Jill berated is named Sergio Budar. He is the general manager of the two-chain Mexican restaurant. He has confirmed to me that he is the man in the video.
— Julio Ricardo Varela (@julito77) February 18, 2019
On Monday morning February 18, Latino Rebels Radio spoke with Budar about the video. For asking, the restaurant is called Tampico Mexican Restaurant. It is located in Parkersburg, West Virginia, and Marietta, Ohio.
I’m thinking that she raped the Illegal
I’m from West Virginia, and am ashamed of this woman, but I am heartened that some of my fellow West Virginians stood up to her and tried to help the man she was screaming at out. That’s what we white folks need to do when a white person goes nuts on a minority person in public. Stand up to them. Stand up for the ones being bullied.
I live in Ohio now, but, I do go to Parkersburg fairly often; I want to eat at that restaurant now, just to let the manager know his neighbors have his back.
Also, why the hell is she even eating in a Mexican restaurant if the sound of Spanish gives her a shit fit? Go eat at McDonald’s. Damn.
God created diverse humans and other living things to help Earth thrive, it’s sad that so many people don’t recognize or accept the blessings of God’s intentions. Diversity on Earth is preparing us for the diversity we will find exploring the Universe and perhaps having to find and survive on another planet. Our religious leaders need to do a better job explaining the realities of God’s intentions, regardless of religion.
I love that non-Latinos came to his defense!
As a Caucasian in his 60’s, I was so glad to see the people come to Sergio Budar’s defense and set that woman straight. Coming from Italian ancestry, no one ever criticized my relatives for speaking Italian. It is exceedingly racist to treat Hispanics with such hatred. Like all immigrants who come here, they’re good people seeking to make a great country even greater. This #HaterInChief gives these racists license to behave so abhorrently!
She sais “raced”… I got “raced by an illegal allien”. As in racially profiled or whatever.
Which is ironic since that’s exactly what she did to him.
She was also drunk.
I hope the poluce show up at her door.
If a person is in a country for years and barely knows the at least 1 of the native languages (reading, writing, and speaking) of that country, their priorities are whack. Now, in the case of the guy at this restaurant, he is free to speak Spanish where and when he wants. However, it is important to know where and when he should speak English. In this situation, he defiantly had tact in handing it. If that guy was arrested because he punched her in the face, even though it might not be legally or morally justified, I will gladly help pitch in some money for the GoFundMe project for his bail.
Note: I don’t deny saying sexist and racist things, but often to people that can handle it.
She probably goes to Mexico and is all like “Does anyone speak English?” lol
I’m Hispanic, and would like to know why is it only directed at Hispanics to speak English when they are speaking Spanish? I have never heard anybody tell a German , Italian, Asian, French, or any other race to speak English when they are speaking in their language. Why? We are all humans, we all bleed red.
Because Trump made it acceptable to abuse and malign Mexicans.
All I have to say is this is complete ignorance on. The lady’s part. Know your history we are all immigrants.
We all have rights here. Please educate yourself.
This racist makes me want to learn Spanish and then speak it all day long!
America is an English speaking country. Our Congress will not make English the official language of the U.S. Anyone who wants to live here must learn to speak Engish. If they will not learn English, it will split the country. Every immigrant must learn the English language. Every immigrant that has come to America in the past has learned English and they did not complain about it. I have seen foreigners who came here speak their own language when they talk to each other, and that is O.K. But, they need to learn English. Why do we have to learn to speak their language. If you do not want to learn American ways then you need to find another country.Earlier foreigers were glad to be here and they conformed to America ways. I grew up in a small town where they were many different foreigners and everyone spoke English. No problems. The media causes many of our problems. This article should not have been published and foreigners would not find a problem in learning English.
Tell that to Jill.
American ways? You’re not even from this continent. Lmao I bet you’d be pissed to know that my parents came here, and were undocumented. They became citizens raised all 4 of their children here, had well paying jobs, and never spoke English. Suck on that. ??????
Please study and learn. The U.S. was always multi-lingual. Many of the founders spoke French fluently. In fact, French almost became the nation’s official laguage. German, Dutch, French, many languages spoken early on. This obsession with English started relatively recently. Many founders hated the English and their language. So what if many languages are spoken here; it makes us richer. Long ago, students were required to study Latin and Greek so they could read the classics. Ahhh, the good old days. We are in the era of Trump where stupidity and perversion are celebrated. As a Winnebago ( native tribe) friend said to our xenophobic boss one day, “you’re all foeigners to me.”
Until the United States department of Naturalization makes it a requirement, speaking English as a first language is not a requirement of being a citizen. This crazed woman needs to be arrested for assaulting the Manager and disrupting the other people in the store. The store could bar her from returning with a restraining order, because of her irrational behavior. We live in a crazy society where people just like this crazed person is the President of the United States.
We as a nation must elect individuals that will help America rid its self of the vile hatred against peoples of color.
Whenever I am faced with that situation, being white and bilingual, I simple reply with a sorrowful sigh — “so sorry you are monolingual “
I was visiting my mother in Florida a few years ago. While returning something at the customer service desk at Walmart the 2 women taking care of us start speaking Spanish. With
some Spanish skills the 2 of them were talking about us. I was amazed that they had the gaul to do this right in front of us. I have a MAJOR problem with that .If you’re going to work with the public you should speak in English. I could care less what country your from. You should not be allowed to do that. To insult people right to their face. When I let them know I understood them, they were not embarassed. They didn’t apologise. They were even more rude.
Aqui estamos. Espaniol ablamos. Acostumbrate. I’m a 71 year old U.S. citizen born and bred of Mexican ancestry. I speak Spanish, English and German. I speak Spanish in public whenever I feel like it. If someone has a problem with that too bad. The First Amendment gives me freedom of speech and freedom to express myself. It doesn’t say I can only do it in English.
Amazing that people will go to a Mexican restaurant yet be offended by Spanish language.
She clearly got triggered by her own issues, doesn’t make it o.k.
Sad, sad, sad.
The manager was very professional as well as his staff.
Gee imagine that – get a few drinks in ya, go off (loudly and rudely) on the staff, disturb everyone in the restaurant, and for some reason they don’t want to serve you anymore. Who knew?
She ought to come on out to New Mexico. She’d be a detriment, but hopefully she’d hear enough Spanish and/or Native languages spoken that her fool head would simply explode. Myself (white but born and raised here) I always thought the blending of cultures, including hearing different languages spoken, enriches us all.
Silly, silly me…
That woman is a complete piece of s**t. She does this as well as others due to what comes from trump’s white house. Nuf said.
This is terrible and angers me. I am white and have 4 Native American children … Its white people like this woman who use Racist remarks to try make themselves feel better about who they are, because they can stand themselves, Hate themselves, for what they stand for, the Race of people who thrive on using, depriving, cause Genocide, anything against other races to benefit themselves, Like I said Im White and hate my own race and what they stand for, They disgust me
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