‘You’re Spreading the Virus’: Hasidic Man Alleges Antisemitic Discrimination at New York Car Dealership

A Hasidic Jewish man has accused a New York car dealership of antisemitic discrimination after he was denied a pre-scheduled servicing appointment on the alleged grounds that he was “spreading” the coronavirus.

The shocking incident occurred at Johnstons Toyota in New Hampton, New York. Video shot by the Hasidic man showed him asking an employee why his appointment was being denied.

“I thought you’re not open, I had an appointment,” the Hasidic man can be heard saying.

“You gotta go,” the employee replied.

When the man asked, “Why won’t you accept me?” he was again told by the employee, “Can you just go outside please?”

The man nonetheless persisted, asking, as he indicated towards other customers who were being served, “I just wanna understand why all the other guys can have service, and you won’t accept me please?”

Without hesitating, the employee replied, “Because you’re spreading the virus — you gotta go.”

The Hasidic man protested, replying, “I spread the virus? Why do I spread the virus more than other people?”

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