Asian American celebrities led the condemnation of anti-Asian rhetoric following the killing of eight folks at therapeutic massage spas within the Atlanta space on Tuesday.
Six girls of Asian descent have been shot useless in three assaults. A 21-year-old man was arrested and police mentioned they believed he was the shooter.
Olivia Munn, George Takei, Jeremy Lin, Lulu Wang, Jimmy Wong, Eugene Lee Yang and others referred to as out hate speech directed at Asian People ― which has soared in the course of the coronavirus pandemic ― and ex-President Donald Trump’s use of racial slurs to explain COVID-19.
“Star Trek” actor Takei urged GOP leaders to “cease fanning violence with anti-Asian rhetoric.”
Padma Lakshmi famous that Trump, throughout an interview on Fox Information earlier within the night, “referred to COVID utilizing the racist slur ‘China virus.’”
“Whereas he continues to unfold hatred towards Asian People, folks like this shooter are listening,” added the “High Chef” host:
“The violent assaults and murders towards Asians are nonetheless taking place,” wrote actor Olivia Munn. “Please assist us. We want assist to be protected in our nation.”
Basketball star Jeremy Lin described the killings as “sooo heartbreaking.”
“Now we have to maintain standing up, talking out, rallying collectively and combating for change,” he added. “We can not lose hope!!”
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