Asian NYPD cop says racist Washington Square Park tirade was ‘degrading’

The Asian cop who endured a racist tirade in Washington Square Park over the weekend says the hateful encounter was “degrading” and “upsetting.”

“I feel like he was just angry at the uniform, at police officers, and he decided to add some racial slurs in it,” NYPD Officer Philip Huynh told ABC7 of the man caught on video calling him a “c—k” nearly two dozen times in the Manhattan green space Saturday night.

“It was degrading, upsetting. No one wants to be called something like that,” the officer said.

“I believe he was trying to provoke a reaction from me,” Huynh added.

The hateful encounter took place after cops in riot gear cleared out the Greenwich Village park, enforcing the city’s newly added 10 p.m. curfew there.

The tirade by the irate man, who ABC said is a cleaner with the State University of New York, triggered a response from a passer-by on a bike who yelled, “Stop calling people c—s, man, that’s f–ked up! You racist as s–t! You’re a racist f–k!”

The man in the white T-shirt hurled racist slurs at an Asian NYPD officer (second from left) in Washington Square Park on June 5, 2021.
The man in the white T-shirt hurled racist slurs at an Asian NYPD officer (second from left) in Washington Square Park on June 5, 2021.
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The hate-spewing man, who is black, responded by claiming, “Black people can’t be racist.”

Officer Huynh said, “Ignorance can come from any background, it’s up to him to be educated about it.

“He has to be held accountable for what he said,” the cop added.

An NYPD rep called the incident “disturbing” to The Post on Friday but could not say whether the race-spewing man would face charges.

This man spewed racist slurs at an NYPD officer near Washington Square Park.
This man spewed racist slurs at an NYPD officer near Washington Square Park.
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