Imagine feeling so entitled that you tell someone to “go back” where they came from while living in a land you are not from.
That was the case when a U.S.-born woman living in Canada told two Canadian girls to “go back where you came from.”
According to the Daily Hive, the confrontation happened in a Vancouver park where two women were picking berries from a tree. That’s when the older American lady came up to them.
Speaking to the Daily Hive, Elika Gholizadeh says the woman approached her and her friend and confronted them for having removed branches from trees, adding that she and her friend “genuinely were not aware that there was a bylaw in place against picking at the small branches and we would have understood the woman’s concern for the environment, had she not approached us in such a condescending and rude manner.”
As she was being confronted, Gholizadeh decided to take her phone out and began recording the lady who was abusing her.
At one point, the woman tells the pair to “go back where you came from,” to which the pair responds by calling the woman a “colonizer.”
The women then noted that they were both born and raised in British Columbia. Then, the women asked the lady where she was from. She said that she was born in the United States.
Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart stated on social media that he “can’t believe” the woman “used the ‘go back to where you came from’ line,” adding that “she conveyed her message incredibly badly, and when her buttons were pushed she included an extremely offensive comment.”
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