#StopAsianHate: Celebrities Call Out To Stop The Violence Against Asian-American

Bhavna Acharya |Mar 19, 2021

A strong huge of protest among the Asia community in the US has been provoked after 8 Asian women being attacked in a massage parlor in Atlanta

This week, the Asian community in America and other countries have been taken by storm after a group of Asians in a massage parlor were attacked by a young white man in Atlanta. The accident took the life of 8 Asian women, 2 whites, and many others were injured. The suspect was arrested just a few hours after the tragedy. Although the authorities claimed that he had nothing to do with radical motivation, many people believe that Asian people are the target.

Right after the news breaking over the media, a strong wave of protest from the Asian community has been sparked all around the world. It is joined by not only people of Asian descent in America but also people in the original countries and a lot of Asian-American celebrities.

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Stop Asian Hate is the biggest movement sparked after the attack in Atlanta

Strong support from celebrities and influencers

Actor Daniel Dae Kim is one of the celebrities who are quite vocal about the issue. He took to his Instagram handle a screenshot of the news from The New York Times and cited the famous quote of Martin Luther King Jr which reads: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

His post has received a huge response from fans and many other celebrities in the US including Crazy Rich Asians’ co-star Gemma Chan, To All The Boys star Lana Condor, Premium Rush star Jamie Chung and many other Asian descents.

Apart from Asian celebrities, the protest is also strongly supported by many other superstars who are also people of color like Rihanna and John Legend. While Rihana addresses the act of crime and “disgusting”, John Legend supposes that the country should take steps to protect Asian-American brothers and sisters.

The case provoked a huge protest among the Asia community in the US

The tip of an iceberg

In fact, the number of attacks against Asian people in America has been accelerated recently. Just a few days before the massacre, a 75-year-old Hong Kong man was punched to death by an Asia-hatred man. Another old Filipino man was also slashed on his face on the NY street in February.

In fact, an organization to protect Asian American and Pacific Islanders called Stop AAPI Hate has been founded to protect these people from being attacked by haters. According to the organization, there are more than 3,800 cases of Asian people being attacked have been recorded over the past years. However, this number is just the tip of the iceberg.

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