QUINCY (CBS) – A Quincy family was stunned when a stranger suddenly got up at their mother’s funeral and started making comments which they feel were racially insensitive to the Asian community.

On March 18th, Adrian Wong delivered the eulogy to his mother who passed away from lung cancer.

“She was not a smoker. Not exposed to secondhand smoke. Never worked with chemicals. She was simply unlucky,” he told a room full of mourners.

Adrian was supposed to be the only speaker, but when he finished, a man named David Small, who the family didn’t know, got up, uninvited, and started addressing mourners.

David Small speaks at funeral for Carol Tan Wong (Image from YouTube)

Small speculated that it was “smoke in Asian churches” that led to Carol Tan Wong’s death.

“I’m not affected by this but I see that the smoke in the church in the Asian churches is so prevalent that I gag when I go inside,” Small said, adding when a funeral director asked him to step aside, “I hope what I’ve told you about the smoke in the church is not taken in offense. I mean it’s your culture.”

The Wong family was offended and posted a video of Small’s comments on YouTube.

Adrian Wong demanded an apology from Small because he believed the comments to be a broad misperception about the Asian community.

“I find it very offensive and I think the community should as well. We thought it was wildly inappropriate to use a broad comment about the entire community,” Wong told WBZ-TV’s David Robichaud. “I think he owes an apology not just to me, but to the entire community.”

Small, a private investigator in Quincy, told WBZ-TV he was invited to the funeral by his girlfriend who he says is Asian.

He described himself as “outspoken” and admitted that the funeral home wasn’t the appropriate place to make his comments. Small said he was trying to make the point that in his opinion there’s a “high rate of smoking in the Asian community, and Asians burn incense in their churches, which is a health risk.”

Small says he sends a heartfelt apology to the Wong family.

Comments (29)
  1. How psychotic do you have to be to get up in a funeral where you don’t know anyone and speculate on what killed grandma?

    1. The black race is sociopath by nature, so what this clown did is not surprising. Remember what that clown who is married to the other clown with a really huge butt at the awards show? And obviously guy is stalking prey at these Asian churches, he has no business being there

      1. What does the black race have to do with what took place?

  2. tonyome says:

    What’s a private funeral mean to an agenda driven anti smoking libtard? Wong should have got up and punched his lights out.

  3. I don’t see the big deal, I go to unknown funerals all the time and speak at length about the ills of society

  4. skipper1948 says:

    Pretty “spot-on” comment from the visitor, actually. Now it has legs and maybe things will change. My wife has COPD and emphysema and the only smoking environment she was subjected to was her parents.

  5. What he said at the funeral was irrelevant, as is his apology for it. The man needs to be ARRESTED FOR TRESPASSING. Suppose this stranger just stood up at a random funeral and started juggling beanbags? See my point?

  6. fund raising off your loved one disgusting

  7. He picked the Wong funeral to start this stuff. Perhaps he got lost and showed up in the Wong place? I know the smoke issue was on every ones Mind but that’s the Wong place to bring it up. Everyone there said what’s Wong with this guy? I hope they arrest him and put him away for a Wong time. Then he will understand what he did was Wong. Some may think I’m racist for going on about this but they would be Wong.

    1. Let me check but I believe you win the internet for the day!

  8. Not all the crazies are locked up, for certain. Thank you, Ted Kennedy.

  9. I remember when Democrats used the Sen. Paul Wellstone funeral as a political rally. It was vastly more egregious than what this guy did….but it was Democrats so it’s ok. It’s not rape or a crime if you’re a Democrat.

  10. stinkin says:

    more like a pompous ass

  11. Sounds like a Seinfeld episode to me.

  12. I’ve been looking a good funeral venue or two to try out some of my best ribald poetry….

  13. Probably the fumes from all the time she spent dry cleaning.