A video has been circulating online stating that Chinese individuals are not being allowed in supermarkets in Australia.
The video shows a Chinese man and an Australian man arguing in a heated manner. By watching the video, one cannot tell what they are arguing about. Towards the end, a supermarket manager can be asking the Chinese man to leave.
Chinese not allowed in supermarket . It’s started in Australia pic.twitter.com/aFetcqVlaO
— M.Asif Qureshi (@qasif79) April 16, 2020
— उस्ताद शायरी वाले 🧞♂️ (@real_rehan1) April 16, 2020
Chinese not allowed in supermarket . It’s started in Australia…. pic.twitter.com/m0MK9S4YTv
— Sumedh Shivasharan (@SumedhShivasha2) April 15, 2020
We fact-checked the above video and found it to be misleading.
While running a Reverse Image Search on the keyframes from the video along with the keywords, we came across a Daily Mail article.
The byline was for Daily Mail Australia. It shows that the two individuals were fighting over the purchase of baby formula. The article states that Big W and major supermarkets Coles and Woolworths enforce a two-tin baby formula limit due to the popularity of ‘daigou shoppers’ buying the product in bulk to sell for a profit online to China.
The two men got into a brawl when the older man asked the younger individual to put back the baby formula tin.
The couple can be seen holding tins. According to the woman who posted the original video, the young couple had already been inside the store to purchase four tins. The couple in question in this video were later told that they couldn’t buy the tins and were asked to leave.
Hence, it is not true that Chinese people are no longer allowed in Australian supermarkets.
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