Aww come on. The video below must be fake. Only evil whitey can be racist. Mestizos love each other, embracing peace and brotherhood.
LA Weekly reports that this story has gone viral.
Benjamín Ramirez says he started filming with a cellphone the moment he saw a familiar antagonist approach.
Ramirez, 24, is an immigrant from Mexico who operates a food cart in Hollywood. But these days he is better known as The Elote Man, after he filmed and posted a video on social media of an assailant turning over the cart from which he sells the Mexican snack of fresh ears of corn lathered with mayonnaise, chile pepper and grated cheese.
Ramirez says he has crossed paths before with the man in the video, identified as an Argentinian metal musician named Carlos Hakas. He says that on three separate occasions Hakas confronted him about the cart. “He’s said things before,” Ramirez says. “Telling me I couldn’t sell here or block the sidewalk, and that I didn’t have permits to sell. I ignored him and left.”
Last Monday, July 17, Ramirez was standing beside his cart at the corner of Romaine and El Centro in Hollywood when Hakas and his girlfriend, Holly Covella, were out walking their dog. The video begins as Hakas, complaining the cart is blocking the sidewalk, delivers an ultimatum in Spanish: “Move the cart or I’ll move it for you.”
When Ramirez stands his ground, Hakas hands the dog leash to Covella and moves to accost the vendor. The video shows that Hakas brandishes a pink object in his right hand that is difficult to identify; Ramirez says he believes it was a stun gun. The elote vendor says he reached for the nearest object in self-defense — a small container of chile powder — and tossed it at Hakas, the red powder landing on his face and chest.
The video shows that as Ramirez retreats into the street, Hakas seizes hold of the cart and overturns it, spilling utensils, coolers and food items onto the sidewalk and into Romaine Street, including plenty of fresh ears of corn. Ramirez grabs a metal pole and waves it in Hakas’s direction but does not swing. (Covella shouts, “Don’t you fucking try it!”)
Ramirez then turns the camera on himself and says he was attacked by a racist. “I’m no racist,” Hakas responds. “I’m Argentinian, you retard.” Ramirez says the cart’s umbrella was damaged, along with the bottles of flavors for the shaved ice and a day’s worth of ice and food supplies.
The video has received 4.7 million views, 69,000 shares, and 20,000 comments since Ramirez’s mother uploaded it onto Facebook on July 24.
Raw cell phone footage:
TV news actually reports that Mestizos from Argentina living in LA hate Mexicans. TV news actually reported that tidbit of racism.
Anyway, Mexicans love to set up taco stands everywhere. Both of the cockroaches involved in this confrontation are probably in LA illegally and both should be deported, but LA is a “sanctuary city,” or more accurately, a sanctuary sh*tty.