"The racist, verbal and physical assaults have left my community fearful to step outside"
Olivia Munn has spoken out about anti-Asian hate crimes amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
Posting on Instagram, Munn uploaded an image titled “Stop Asian Hate.”
In the image, Munn wrote, “over the past few days I’ve found myself at a loss for words at the rise of anti-Asian hate crimes. The racist, verbal and physical assaults have left my community fearful to step outside.”
“These hate crimes have spiked since Covid and continue to increase even though we ask for help, even though we ask our fellow Americans to be out raged for us, even though we ask for more mainstream media coverage.”
The 40-year-old actress went on to highlight recent crimes against the community.
“Hate crimes against Asian Americans have become so bad that just in the past week a 91-year-old Asian American man was attacked from behind as he walked down the street in Oakland, an 84-year-old Thai American was murdered in San Francisco, a 64-year-old Vietnamese American woman was assaulted in San Joes and a Filipino American man was slashed in the face in Manhattan.”
Daniel Dae Kim and Daniel Wu had offered $25,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect who pushed the 91-year-old man. The suspect, who was already out on bail, has since been found.
The X-Men actress called out for more action to help the community.
“To simply exist as a minority in this country is seen as a protest to some. We need help amplifying the outrage. We need help to feel safe in our country. We need help to be safe in our country.”
In other news, two teens are facing homicide charges for raping and murdering an Asian woman in Wisconsin.
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