In recent news, a video capturing an incident involving Sarah Jane Comrie, a physician assistant at New York City Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, has gone viral on social media.
The video shows a heated dispute between Sarah Jane Comrie and a young Black man over a Citi Bike.
As the clip gained millions of views, viewers criticized Comrie for her actions and accused her of racism.
The Viral Video
The video begins with Sarah Jane Comrie, wearing NYC Health + Hospital scrubs, attempting to grab a Citi Bike from the young man.
In the clip, she can be heard yelling, “Help! Help me! Please, help me!” as she tugs at the bike.
The young man firmly holds onto the handlebars and informs Comrie that he has already paid to use the bike.
Despite being informed that the bike was already taken, Comrie continues to make a scene, raising her voice and seeking attention from passersby.
As the situation unfolds, Sarah Jane Comrie claims that the young man is hurting her fetus, pushing and shoving him while pleading for assistance.
The young man maintains his composure and tells her, “I’m not touching you! You’re putting your stomach on my hand.”
He and his group of friends assertively ask Comrie to back off and get her own bike.
Midway through the video, another person wearing the same scrubs as Comrie, a white man, approaches the group to inquire about the situation.
At this point, Comrie begins to feign tears.
Reactions and Criticisms
The video quickly gained traction on social media platforms, attracting millions of views and generating a range of reactions.
Many viewers condemned Comrie’s behavior and accused her of racial bias, arguing that she attempted to create a false narrative by portraying the young man as a threat.
Comrie’s association with the healthcare profession also drew significant attention, with people expressing concern over the conduct of a healthcare employee in such a situation.
Social media users voiced their support for the young man, applauding his composure and handling of the incident.
They emphasized the importance of bystander intervention and condemned any form of harassment or racial profiling.
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