Madeline Barker is charged with uttering anti-Asian comments in New York and faces hate crime charges. 

Madeline Barker


Madeline Barker, a Florida native, has been charged with hate crimes after making reportedly bigoted remarks towards Asian people. Madeline Barker, a 47-year-old lady from New York City, pepper sprayed four people on July 11th.

Madeline Barker was charged with a hate crime in Manhattan after uttering racial statements.

Madeline Barker was involved in a heated dispute with four Asian ladies, according to New York City Police Department files.

Around 6 p.m., the incident occurred near the junction of 14th Street and Ninth Avenue in Chelsea.


When their verbal argument became more serious, the authorities arrived on the scene. During that time, Barker is said to have pepper sprayed the women.

Barker, on the other hand, had departed the scene before the New York Police arrived. They tracked her down thanks to viral videos and photos of her spreading on social media.

Anti-Asian hate crimes are being addressed.

Local activists and civic officials are reportedly following Madeline Barker’s lead to reduce anti-Asian hate crimes.

According to Brian Chin of the Alliance for Community Preservation and Betterment, actions must be developed to prevent xenophobic violence.

‘Any and all allegations against Madeline Barker are welcome,’ he said, ‘but more has to be done in my opinion.’


‘A strong and clear message must be given in order for residents to feel safe again and for visitors to want to return to our city,’ Chin continued.

‘If you arbitrarily and willfully assault someone because of the color of their skin, the shape of their eyes, or the fact that they speak a foreign language, you will face the full force of the law,’ he said.