VIRAL: A Sydney commuter just took down a racist woman in the most spectacular way.

Move over Kylie Minogue, we have a new Aussie legend.

Stacey Eden is our new Aussie hero.

Footage has surfaced in which Stacey stands up for a Muslim woman being abused by another woman on a Sydney tram.

Stacey Eden. Our new hero. Image via Facebook.

A woman wearing floral pants abused the Muslim woman in a hijab for “good 10 minutes” on a CityRail train to the airport, repeatedly asking her: “Why do you wear it for a man that marries a six year-old girl?”

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When the Muslim woman, who was sitting with a man and had a baby in a pram, did not respond, the outraged Ms Eden intervened.

“She wears it for herself, OK? She wears it because she wants to be modest with her body, not because of people like you who are going to sit there and disrespect her.”

The abusive commuter continued the offensive tirade, bringing up the Lindt café siege and the mass murder of Christians in Kenya, and telling her: “Your kids behead people.”

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Ms Eden replies: “That’s not her doing it. That’s a minority of people, not a majority of people.”

“What’s that got to do with this lady?” Ms Eden asked.

“If you’ve got nothing nice to say, don’t say anything, it’s simple.”


The man from the footage, Hafeez Ahmed Bhatti, today thanked Ms Eden for stepping in on his Facebook page.

“That is what happened to us on Sydney train, God bless Stacey Eden she support us (sic),” Mr Bhatti wrote.

One of the victims of the abusive tirade thanks Stacey Eden. Image via Facebook.


Ms Eden has been hailed a hero since uploading the video to her Facebook page and said she was stunned by the response.

“I didn’t realise how something so small would end up being so important,” she said.

What a legend.