"White man who is above the law": Chuck Lagoe racist video sparks backlash as Aspen Green Gasworks owner comes under fire
Aspen Green Gasworks owner Chuck Lagoe is being blasted across social media platforms after being racist towards an Asian woman. He was accused of hitting the latter’s car and proceeded to pass prejudicial comments against her. His business has since garnered a lot of concerning Yelp reviews. Netizens have also blasted him on Twitter and Reddit.
The incident recently took place in Great Falls, Virginia. The woman who was subjected to his racist comments revealed that he forcefully hit her car to the point where she hit her head against the driving wheel. When she got out of her vehicle to ask for his information, he subjected her to bigoted comments.
In the viral video, Chuck Lagoe can be seen admitting to hitting her vehicle. He proceeded to tell her to “speak English.” The lady then asked for his insurance and he claimed that he does not have it. He then shouted at the woman while stating- “I don’t have it!”
Chuck Lagoe then made excuses for his actions and attempted to escape the situation by saying that he has to pick up his daughter. When the woman told him that he hit her car, he yelled:
“Big f**king deal!”
Chuck Lagoe’s identity was initially not revealed to netizens. However, a day after the clip circulated online, his name and business came to light.
Chuck Lagoe garners backlash for racist comments
Internet users were flabbergasted by Lagoe’s behavior. Many expressed rage over his actions. Some also claimed that he appeared to be intoxicated during his interaction with the woman.
As Lagoe continued to be slammed online, many took to his company Aspen Green Gasworks’ Yelp page and flooded it with negative reviews. The page claimed that the organization was temporarily closed.
“This company is trash. ANYONE who continues to support people like the racist owner are just as horrible as he is,” read one review for the business.
Another review read:
“RACIST disgusting excuse for a human. Chuck, instead of taking responsibility for your wrong doing- you ignorantly spewed racial slurs and demeaned a woman. You’re sick, seek professional help.”
Several netizens dropped one or two stars out of five for the business since the racist incident took place.
Chuck Lagoe had not publicly responded to the viral video in question. It remains unclear as to whether he paid for rear-ending the woman’s car.
Aspen Green Gasworks was created in 2007. They have branches in both Hernon and Arlington County. They are known for selling gas fireplaces, wood inserts, gas logs and grills, outdoor heaters, and fireplace equipment amongst other products.