One TikToker says a white student at her University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee dorm has accused her of stealing her vape and speculates the allegations stemmed from the fact that she was the only black student in the crowd.
In the video posted by TikToker Malaysia Stewart (@malaysiamonae_) on July 7, she shares a clip of a girl confronting her in the lobby of her dorm. In the caption, she explains that it was one of the “worst moments” at her PWI (Predominantly White Institution) university.
“This white girl accused me multiple times out of everyone there for taking her vape and saying ‘I won’t judge you, did you take my vape’ while her friend was laughing…even though everyone knows I don’t vape,” says the caption.
@malaysiamonae_ First year at a PWI college and that was one of the worst moments. This white girl out of everyone there repeatedly accused me of taking her vape saying “I won’t judge you, did you take my vape” while her friend laughed…if everyone knows I watched the rest of the video from Pt. 2 not vaporize? Or story time? 🥴😭 #greenscreenvideo #fyp #foryou #foryoupage #PlutoTVIsFree #racistoftheday #pwi ♬ Original sound – Malaysia Monae
The text overlay on the clip of the coed repeatedly asking Stewart if she took her vape reads, “POV: You’re a black girl going to PWI college and a dumb white girl only blames you of all, stealing their vape.”
In the following clip, as Stewart discusses the situation with other students, another student asks why the accuser didn’t ask “someone with the same skin color as her.”
@malaysiamonae_ in reply to @thaareasonnnnn Here is part 2, the rest of the video… I was angry 😭🥴 Storytime? #fyp #foryou #foryoupage #PlutoTVIsFree #racistoftheday #pwi #trending ♬ Original sound – Malaysia Monae
The first video has racked up over 726,000 views as of July 25, with commenters sending Stewart’s accusers into overdrive. Other black students who attended PWIs shared their own similar experiences.
“A girl in my freshman year accused me of stealing her phone and when she found out who really did it, she never apologized and talked about me all year,” said one commenter.
“Same thing happened to a friend of mine!! The accusers’ parents caused them to search their dorm room, only to find he had been left at a bar near campus,” wrote another.
“This happened to me at my PWI. It was a phone instead,” added a third.
In a follow-up story published July 10, Stewart names the girl who accused her and some of the others involved. The Daily Dot reached out to the accuser via Instagram direct message, but received no response before publication.
@malaysiamonae_ Replying to @allpinkbarbieedreamhouse Pt.1 of the storytime 😂❤️ #fyp #foryou #foryoupage #trending ♬ Original sound – Malaysia Monae
Stewart says the young woman approached her in the dorm common room and asked her to help her find her sunglasses, to which Stewart agreed. After an unsuccessful search, Stewart says she left the common area with her friends.
“I was back out there to see what they were talking about, and then she started talking about losing her vape,” says Stewart. “When I go back to Sammy’s room, she’s like, ‘Fool, I won’t judge you, but did you take my vape?'”
@malaysiamonae_ reply to @allpinkbarbieedreamhouse Pt.2 of Storytime #fyp #foryou #foryoupage #trending ♬ Original sound – Malaysia Monae
Stewart says she was “hurt” by the girl’s allegations and “freaked out” when asked a second time.
“Why would you accuse me of stealing your vape when I just helped you look for your sunglasses?” Stewart says in part two of Storytime.
In an Instagram direct message to the Daily Dot, Stewart said she has not spoken to the white young woman since the incident, instead sharing a screenshot of an Instagram DM of the girl in response to the viral TikTok.
“I’m so so sorry I ever made you feel like I was accusing you of stealing anything (even if it was something as stupid as a vape), especially when I made it look like it was lying on your skin,” the message reads to Stewart. “I was 1000% an annoying bitch and that’s embarrassing, but I was wondering what I did to make it seem like it was about race so I could change that or apologize.”
“She still hasn’t realized what she did wrong or how racist it was, which I think is crazy,” Stewart told the Daily Dot.
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*Initial publication: July 25, 2022 at 5:06 pm CDT
Rebekah Harding is a freelance reporter for the Daily Dot. She has digital and print bylines in Men’s Health, Cosmopolitan, SheKnows and more.
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