Alexandra Wallace Apologizes For Her Asians in the Library Video

The UCLA Daily Bruin reports:

Wallace contacted university police early Sunday evening after receiving numerous death threats via e-mail and phone, said UCPD spokeswoman Nancy Greenstein.

Police advised her to take a number of precautions and are currently working to ensure her safety, Greenstein said.

“If she’s received a death threat, I find that as deplorable as her original YouTube video. If this is the response of students on campus, we’ve got a lot of work to do,” said Robert Naples, associate vice chancellor and dean of students.

Within three days, the video provoked a tremendous response, both inside and outside the UCLA community.

Speaking Sunday night, a university spokesman called the video “repugnant.”

Wallace sent a statement to the Daily Bruin early Monday morning apologizing for her remarks.

“Clearly the original video posted by me was inappropriate,” she said in the statement. “I cannot explain what possessed me to approach the subject as I did, and if I could undo it, I would. I’d like to offer my apology to the entire UCLA campus. For those who cannot find it within them to accept my apology, I understand.”

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