Aussie 'racism' victim unfazed
- Published: 23 Nov 2012 at 20.29
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A young Frenchwoman at the centre of a racism row in Australia has said the incident on a Melbourne bus has been blown out of proportion, according to her aunt in France.
The abusive treatment of the young woman was recorded by a passenger and one version, embellished with commentary by an Australian man denouncing bigotry, has attracted more than 2.6 million views on YouTube.
"I had an e-mail from her this morning. Above all what she wants is that it does not become a row about xenophobia because it isn't one," Annie Desaintjores, an aunt of Fanny Desaintjores, said in an interview in Caen, France.
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