Social media was outraged after a Facebook video went viral of Asian nail workers assaulting a grandmother, granddaughter, and friend with sticks and dustpans while one employee allegedly tossed acetone at them. Shocking video shows multiple nail technicians at the salon ganging up on the trio at 888 Happy Red Apple Nails shop on Nostrand Avenue in East Flatbush Brooklyn.
TV Star/Author Tionna Smalls caught wind of the video and immediately sprung into action leading a boycott and protest in front of the nail salon.
Please stop supporting these nail salons… not sure what happened here but under no circumstances should they be allowed to do this to people. This happened at New Red Apple Nail Salon on Nostrand in Brooklyn. Damn. Smh! If you got the real deets on this hit me up. I heard a woman didn’t like how her daughter’s eyebrows came out and refused to pay and this happened. When will black people stop supporting people who HATE them? Just wondering! PS- I’m going to call a few of my friends downtown and contact the licensing department. This place needs to be out of business! Time to show these bad businesses that this type of behavior will not be tolerated in Brooklyn! #saynotoasiansalons #blackexcellence #nostrandav #brooklynny
According to the New York Post, Huiyue Zheng, 32, was charged with assault and weapon possession, and Thomas was booked on misdemeanor assault and other charges. Both were released on their own recognizance.
Thomas’s mother, wrote on Instagram: “My Mother, daughter and her friend where attack Friday night by a gang of Asian nail technicians. Why? Because, my daughter refused to pay them for a botched 5$ eyebrow wax. Beside them getting hit with sticks, acetone was thrown on them.”
Police are still trying to identify the lady accused of throwing the acetone below.
video courtesy of New York Post