A viral video of a North Texas teenager shocking her boyfriend with a automotive for Christmas has prompted a wave of racist feedback, tainting the heartfelt gesture with hate.
“Many individuals have been saying I used to be destroying my lineage,” stated Madison Duke, who’s white. “Each racist remark you possibly can consider, it was there.”
The sixteen-yr-previous has been courting Christian Hunter, 17, for eleven months. Hunter is black.
Duke stated her mother and father needed to present Hunter a automotive as a result of he is a “real and caring individual.” She stated her mother and father raised cash over the course of six weeks to purchase a 2005 Scion.
On the day Hunter was to obtain his current, Duke’s mother and father informed him they have been going out for lunch however wanted to make a fast cease first.
A video of the large reveal posted on social media confirmed Hunter arriving at a storage with Duke’s mother and father, speechless on the website of the automotive with an enormous pink bow on the hood.
“Merry Christmas,” Duke’s stepfather says within the video.
The video, which has been seen 1.5 million occasions as of Tuesday night time, was posted on-line Saturday. The couple stated the preliminary wave of constructive response was adopted by lots of of hateful feedback.
“We have been shocked,” Duke stated.
The feedback have since been disabled on the couple’s YouTube web page. The teenagers say they’re decided to not let hate wreck their happiness.
“Do not decide a guide by its cowl. Folks that made all of the racists feedback about me, they know something about me. I do know I am an clever individual. I do know I am very humble. They do not know something about me,” Hunter stated.
Revealed at 1:06 PM EST on Dec thirteen, 2017 | Up to date 7 minutes in the past