**Warning: Explicit language will be offensive to some readers**
San Francisco Mayoral candidates Jane Kim and Mark Leno hosted an event Saturday afternoon in the city’s Fillmore neighborhood, but some residents made it known they weren’t welcome.
Facebook Live video shows people shouting, and one man hurls a racial slur at Kim.
Some Fillmore residents raised questions on why candidate London Breed who represents District 5, wasn’t present at the event.
The 12-minute long video is making its rounds on social media and Kim posted a statement in response to what unfolded.
Yesterday, an unfortunate incident, was caught on video at a venue in Fillmore. I do not take it personally *and* I’m not going to let this divide our city, no matter who you support for mayor. My statement is below: pic.twitter.com/s6sOL5VRF2— Jane Kim 金貞妍 (@JaneKim) May 13, 2018
Twitter users suggested the man who made the derogatory remark was related to Breed.
Breed’s press secretary denies that allegation and said the individual has no relation to her.
Full Statement from London Breed’s office:
Board President Breed was not invited to the event in the Fillmore and did not attend.She condemns racism and intolerance of any kind.London Breed has never been anything but respectful to Supervisor Kim, and they maintain a positive professional relationship even against the rigors of a hard-fought mayoral campaign. She has even praised Supervisor Kim for her approach to the mayoral campaign in editorial board meetings. Supervisors Breed and Kim are not the problem.Furthermore, on this campaign, London Breed has been the target of hate speech and threats leveled by her opponents’ supporters. She does not hold that ugly behavior against her opponents, nor does she believe they’re responsible for behavior they can’t control. She believes all of the candidates in this race are better than that.”