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Video: Student “freaks out” in library over others “breathing loudly”

Eric Pfeiffer
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This video from the California State University, Northridge campus has ignited controversy across the Internet this morning. In the video, reportedly taken during finals week, a female student loses her temper with her fellow students, accusing them of being disruptive. (Be warned, there are a few choice words whispered during the rant):

The unnamed student hushes her schoolmates, telling them, "It's rude. It's disrespectful. OK? It's finals right now." When the other students laugh off her request, she becomes more agitated, saying, "What's wrong with you? What is wrong with all of you?" Then, despite her pleas for silence, she raises her own voice and slams a desk, shouting, "I'm not talking louder than you, am I? Am I talking like this? Can you please just stop talking?"

While many find the scene in the video entertaining, it's also sparked some controversy. As the LA Weekly points out, this is the latest in a series of incidents that have made Asian targets of ridicule for the way others perceive their behavior in university libraries. Of course, most casual YouTube viewers are likely just amused that the student in question lost her temper simply because her fellow students were "breathing loudly" in the library.

CSUN student Ashley Moore first posted the video to her Facebook account, but it has since been taken down.

No one seems to be taking credit for the actual filming of the video, including the anonymous user who later posted it to YouTube, claiming:

"This is not my video, i do not take credit for the recording of this video. watch and enjoy!"

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