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A German YouTube celebrity and former Miss Germany Finalist recently shared that she had received death threats after revealing to the public that she was in a relationship with a Korean man.
In the video posted, Farina Behm spoke about the challenges of an interracial relationship, specifically with obstacles posed by those that were caught up in ‘pure ignorance or straight-up stupidity.’
“For me, it was really surprising and shocking that there are still people out there with such outdated mindsets.”
“Of course I know that racism is out there, but I never really have been confronted with it. I just grew up thinking it’s self-evident that we’re all equal.”
However, some netizens question whether such different individuals can really be a couple.
Farina feels that the netizens are more inclined to express polarising views as they feel protected by their anonymity online, without fear of repercussions.
“I was called several funny terms… One frequently used term was race traitor. I don’t know, I just can’t take it seriously.
“Someone also told me to find myself a real man, because, according to them, Asian men apparently aren’t real men.”
The worst experience for Farina came in the form of death threats sent by an online stalker.
The stalker repeatedly sent messages to her on Instagram.
“He even found my business mail address and sent me mails there, like 20 mails a day. Mainly they were about describing how he wants to torture and kill us.
“That was really disturbing, but I don’t know, it just shows you how many sick people are out there.”
She also shared another hurtful comment which read:
“From the Third Reich to dog eaters, how the mighty have fallen.”
Farina theorises that the comments come from white supremacists who are against her relationship.
“It seems that all these hateful people don’t really understand the concept of love. All I can feel for them usually is pity. [I] just try to ignore their thoughts and their words.
“You can’t change their narrow minds anyways, so don’t even try. Just know that your love is perfectly fine.”
By sharing her experience, Farina hopes that she can help other people in the same situation as herself.
She needed by saying:
“Trust me, there is not one single valid argument in this world which justifies someone being against interracial relationships.”