"I can’t believe we’re in 2020 and people are still dumb as rocks"

Asian American beauty blogger Michelle Phan has addressed Coronavirus-related racist abuse she received on social media.

Writing simply “I snapped” as a caption in a tweet, Phan enclosed a screenshot of how she responded to a racist comment targeted at her involving the novel virus.

“Why do you Asians eat creatures left right and centre???” The comment read. “That’s why you’re starting all sorts of diseases!!!”

Responding to the comment, Phan replied, “Why do you settlers give out smallpox-infected blankets to Native Americans, wiping out 95 per cent of their population?”

In separate tweets, Phan also highlighted how dependent we are on China’s goods.

“I’d like to remind the people who’ve been racist towards Asians because of the coronavirus. 90 per cent of everything you own was made in China including your phone. Bye,” Phan tweeted.

However, Phan’s tweet was met with even more negative comments. “Cheap labor isn’t exactly something to brag about. There’s a multitude of issues stemming from it,” one person replied.

“We are not disputing that… You guys should just stop EATING everything that moves. You Put the world in this position,” another wrote.

One person simply wrote, “stop eating bats and snakes.”

Phan replied, “Why are you some of you telling me to go back to eating bats? I’m American you ignorant f***s.”

In a separate tweet, Phan wrote, “I can’t believe we’re in 2020 and people are still dumb as rocks,” she continued, before adding: “I take that back, I shouldn’t insult rocks.”

The death toll from the Coronavirus currently stands at 567 with 28,403 confirmed cases globally.

In recent news, a Chinese woman was asked to leave her market stall in Wales due to Coronavirus concerns.

Meanwhile, Asian passengers have reported Coronavirus-related discrimination from Uber and Lyft drivers.

Other industries around the world are also being impacted by the effects of the virus. Donnie Yen‘s latest film Enter The Fat Dragon has pulled its China release due to cinemas being closed in China.

Coronavirus test kits were recently likened to “winning lottery tickets” in Wuhan.

On Amazon.co.uk, a pack of 50 3-ply masks is currently selling for almost £340.

In related news, rapper 50 Cent recently suggested to President Trump that he should send “motherfuckers back to China” in an attempt to solve the crisis.

In other related news, UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion Weili Zhang recently slammed her opponent Joanna Jedrzejczyk for making a racist Coronavirus joke.

Additionally, a 13-year-old Chinese boy was reduced to tears after a group of Italian racists hurled slurs at him about the virus.

Meanwhile, a 62-year-old Chinese doctor in Wuhan has died after treating patients for the virus.

Coronavirus update February 7th, 2020: Death toll, infections and recoveries