19 Mar '11, 4am

US student quits over 'appalling' Japan rant (via ST iPhone App)

LOS ANGELES - A US student whose 'appalling' anti-Asian and anti-Japanese rant went viral on YouTube announced on Friday she was quitting college, after receiving death threats. The University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) undergraduate said the video had led to 'the harassment of my family ... death threats and being ostracised from an entire community. 'Accordingly, for personal safety reasons, I have chosen to no longer attend classes at UCLA,' added the student, in her third year studying political science, in a letter to campus newspaper The Daily Bruin. In the YouTube clip she lashed out at the 'hordes of Asian people' at UCLA. Speaking in a fake Asian language - 'Ohhhh. Ching chong ling long ting tong' - she chastised them notably for talking on their cellphones in the library. UCLA chancellor Gene Block condemned the comments earlier in the week as 'appalling...

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