Michael Lofthouse is the CEO of Solid8 and a British-born tech CEO. On July 4th, he was recorded making racist remarks to an Asian family in Bernardus Lodge in Carmel Valley, California.
One Asian family was enjoying their meal at a restaurant in Carmel Valley in Monterey County, California, on Saturday, July 4 when they were subjected to racist abuse from Michael Lofthouse.
The video went viral on July 7 after it was retweeted by The Voice judge Kelly Clarkson. Originally, Instagram user Jordanlizchan, who shared video footage of the incident, she was out with her family celebrating her aunt’s birthday when the man went on an “unprovoked” profanity-laced verbal tirade against them.
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❗️❗️❗️SHARE THIS POST❗️❗️❗️ Trigger warning: Racism, Vulgar Language (FYI he had a LOT more to say after I stopped recording) This is the face of the man who relentlessly harassed my family and I completely UNPROVOKED, UNWARRANTED, and UNCONSCIONABLE. We were celebrating my tita’s birthday, literally just singing happy birthday to her and taking pictures, when this white supremacist starts yelling disgusting racist remarks at us. (“Fuck you Asians” “Go back to whatever fucking Asian country you’re from” “You don’t belong here”) It is no coincidence that this man has the audacity to showcase such blatant racism on the 4th of July. White supremacy has a notorious habit of masquerading as patriotism! The fact that Donald Trump is our president (i.e. THE MOST POWERFUL MAN IN THE WORLD) gives racists a platform and amplifies voices of hate. The surfacing of racists is so prevalent right now, even in such an ethnically/culturally diverse and liberal state like California, because Trump HIMSELF uses his position to incite racial tension and to promote aggression towards POC, foreigners, and immigrants. We need change! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE VOTE THIS UPCOMING RE-ELECTION. PROTECT ALL PEOPLE REGARDLESS OF SKIN COLOR AND ETHNIC ORIGIN. ✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿
According to Jordanlizchan who shared this video was with her family celebrating her aunt’s birthday when the altercation occurred. The video begins with Michael asking Chan to repeat what he had just said.
In the Instagram post, she wrote “This is the face of the man who relentlessly harassed my family and me completely UNPROVOKED, UNWARRANTED, and UNCONSCIOUSABLE,” Chan wrote. “We were celebrating my Tita’s birthday, literally just singing happy birthday to her and taking pictures when this white supremacist starts yelling disgusting racist remarks at us.”
In the video, Michael responds by staring at the camera and flipping off Chan and her family. After a moment, Lofthouse says, “Trump’s gonna f**k you.” Lofthouse also says, “You f*****s need to leave! You f*****g Asian piece of s**t!.” Curently, the video is being widely circulated on social media.
According to Jordanlizchan before she started recording, the man-made other racist and vulgar comments like “F—k you Asians,” “Go back to whatever f—king country you’re from,” and “You don’t belong here.” But a server at the restaurant demands that Lofthouse leave the establishment while telling him that Chan and her family are “valued guests.”
In a separate post on Instagram, Chan shared a screenshot of a comment posted by Lofthouse, in which he threatens to kill a user who called him out over his racist behavior at the restaurant.
He lives in San Francisco and founder of Solid8, a tech consulting company, is based in the Bay Area.
In 2010, he emigrated to the United States from the UK, talking about his education he graduated from Newcastle Business School in 2005 and then studied business studies at the school, which is associated with Northumbria University.
He started his career as working with tech giants such as Hewlett-Packard and IBM. Then, after moving to the United States he served for software companies such as Appdynamics, Inkling, and BMC Software, as a salesman.
After his racist video went viral he has removed his Linkedin page but the introduction page reads “has broad experience in the US & UK Cloud Technology markets.”
Estimated Net Worth of him is under review. He stands 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs around 82KG.