Michael Lofthouse English-born technology CEO Making Racist Comments to an Asian Family
Michael Lofthouse is an English-born technology CEO caught on camera making racist comments to an Asian family at the Bernardus Lodge hotel in Carmel Valley, California. The video, which went viral on July 7 after retiring by The Voice judge Kelly Clarkson, caused public outrage. HisTwitter page has been suspended due to a violation of Twitter’s rules.
THANK YOU SO MUCH to this woman for speaking up and throwing this trash out! Y’all keep standing up for people and for what is right! We all bleed red! Keep calling hate out! It’s unacceptable, ignorant, and disgusting! Change won’t happen if we’re sittin’ down so keep standing! https://t.co/ZplFma22cU
— Kelly Clarkson (@kellyclarkson) July 6, 2020
Michael Lofthouse Background
According to the now-deleted LinkedIn page, Lofthouse graduated from Newcastle Business School in England in 2005. He worked for tech giants like Lofthouse, Hewlett-Packard and IBM. When he moved to the United States, he worked as a vendor in software companies such as Appdynamics, Inkling and BMC Software. “He has extensive experience in the US and UK Cloud Technology markets,” LinkedIn said on the introduction page. Lofthouse established its own Technology Company in 2017. Online registration shows Solid8, a technology consulting company, is in the Bay Area. The company is defined as “giude3} to carefully serve customers through the analysis and selection cycle, with detailed business value assessments, accurate vendor recommendations, and precise acquisition of the right compliance platforms that deliver great efficiency and financial improvements. The company’s LinkedIn page says there are between 2 and 10 employees.
Michael Lofthouse Video
The viral video posted on social media shows that Lofthouse cursed the family and asked them to leave. The hotel said that the Lofthouse hotel was not a resident and had dinner there.
Jordan Chan, who made the video, said that all this happened while his family celebrated his aunt’s birthday on July 4th.
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❗️❗️❗️SHARE THIS POST❗️❗️❗️ Trigger warning: Racism, Vulgar Language (FYI he had a LOT more to say after I stopped recording) This is the face of the man who relentlessly harassed my family and I completely UNPROVOKED, UNWARRANTED, and UNCONSCIONABLE. We were celebrating my tita’s birthday, literally just singing happy birthday to her and taking pictures, when this white supremacist starts yelling disgusting racist remarks at us. (“Fuck you Asians” “Go back to whatever fucking Asian country you’re from” “You don’t belong here”) It is no coincidence that this man has the audacity to showcase such blatant racism on the 4th of July. White supremacy has a notorious habit of masquerading as patriotism! The fact that Donald Trump is our president (i.e. THE MOST POWERFUL MAN IN THE WORLD) gives racists a platform and amplifies voices of hate. The surfacing of racists is so prevalent right now, even in such an ethnically/culturally diverse and liberal state like California, because Trump HIMSELF uses his position to incite racial tension and to promote aggression towards POC, foreigners, and immigrants. We need change! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE VOTE THIS UPCOMING RE-ELECTION. PROTECT ALL PEOPLE REGARDLESS OF SKIN COLOR AND ETHNIC ORIGIN. ✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿
“We were singing happy birthday. We were just taking pictures and goofing around with each other and then all of a sudden the man, Michael Lofthouse, starts making really loud racist remarks at us,” Chan said. The video begins with Chan asking Lofthouse to repeat what he had just said. At the time of the recording, Lofthouse is sitting alone at a table. Lofthouse responds by staring at the camera and flipping off Chan and her family. After a moment, Lofthouse says, “Trump’s gonna f— you.” Lofthouse also says, “You f—— need to leave! You f—— Asian piece of s—!”
Shortly after posting the original video, Chan posted a screenshot of a text chat by a man named Ahmed Ömer who said he was with Lofthouse. “You are a garbage person and you deserve every bad thing that happens to you.” The man using Moniker Michael Lofthouse said, “Great food for you – Leave our planet. You are Asian f—. Come with me or my people are dead. Start. U f—— one shot. ”
Michael Lofthouse Arrest
Although the Lofthouse faced local batteries and the destruction of telephone lines, these charges were denied. He was convicted of vandalism in July 2016 and sentenced to two days in prison, three years of detention, and 80 hours of public service. As a result of the case, he was given a restraining order.