'Stop Asian Hate': CL says 'we stand together' as K-pop stars Eric Nam and Alexa join hands against racism

'Stop Asian Hate': CL says 'we stand together' as K-pop stars Eric Nam and Alexa join hands against racism
Alexa, Eric Nam and CL have spoken against hatred (Instagram/Getty Images)

In the light of rising crimes against the Asian-American community and the recent Atlanta shooting where a 21-year-male shooter took lives of several women, K-pop stars have joined Hollywood celebrities in urging to stop the violence against Asian communities. They came forward sharing various information and a post urging stopping of hatred against Asians by AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander). Eric Nam, CL, Tablo of Epic High, P1Harmony, Jay Bum Park, Alexa, and more joined Steve Aoki, Lana Condor in voicing their support.

Earlier, Lana Condor of ‘To All the Boys...’ took to Twitter to share, “Wake up... your Asian friends and family are deeply scared, horrified, sick to their stomachs and wildly angry. Please please please check in on us, please please please stand with us. Please. Your Asian friend needs you, even if they aren’t publicly grieving on social media. X.” ‘Lovecraft Country’ star Jamie Chung posted, “My heart goes out to the victims and their families. These murders and countless acts of violence and the destruction of businesses and white terrorism in our communities are the direct cause of politicians and leaders fanning the flames of anti Asian rhetoric” and added, "using us as a scapegoat for a global pandemic. Historically Asian immigrants have been the scapegoat for others misfortunes. This ends now.”


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K-pop stars who joined the campaign 'Stop Asian Hate'

K-pop stars like Eric Nam, Jay Bum Park, Alexa, CL and Tablo of Epik High shared various links with the hashtag #StopAsianhate. Here’s what they said. CL posted, "We stand together." Alexa urged her followers to "Spread awareness, please." P1Harmony posted, "Please #StopAsianHate", Jay Bum Park said, "#StopAsianHate very simple."





'Paradise' crooner Eric Nam wrote 'my heart #stopasianhate' while Tablo of Epik High shared the AAPI post. 'Waste It On Me' producer Steve Aoki joined the K-pop stars writing, "#StopAsianHate it’s really as simple as that. Ive said it before its much easier to love one another and focus on what brings us together instead of focusing on what divides us!! We are your friends, family, and fellow human beings. Spread love not hate."



Earlier, 'Lost' star Daniel Dae Kim also tweeted speaking of the violence faced by the community. The 52-year-old South Korean actor wrote, "The race of the person committing the crime matters less than the simple fact that if you act with hate in your heart, you are part of the problem. And to those with the power to help and yet sit idly by, your silence is complicity."



Mindy Kaling of 'Office' wrote, "The targeting of our Asian brothers and sisters is sickening, but not surprising given the normalizing of anti-Asian hate speech in the past year. We have to #StopAsianHate, enough is enough!"

Basketball player Jeremy Lin of Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA G League wrote, "Not trying to learn more about how it was a “bad day” for the murderer from the media. Tell me more about the victims and how they didn’t deserve this. Humanize them. Lets talk about their stories." Writer and actor Eugene Lee Wang said, "Asians. Your hurt and rage and perspective are worth expressing. Every single word. SAY it. SEND it. SCREAM it. FUCK the scapegoating. FUCK misogyny and white supremacy. FUCK the endangerment of our most vulnerable. And fuck you if you think we're going to take it. #StopAsianHate"




Author, model, and activist Padma Lakshmi also shared the news expressing deep hurt. The 'Top Chef' host wrote, "This is deeply, deeply sad. Trump on Fox *tonight* referred to COVID using the racist slur "China virus." He previously called it the "Kung Flu." While he continues to spread hatred against Asian Americans, people like this shooter are listening." 'Mulan' star Jimmy Wong wrote, "I don’t want to know the name or see the picture of the murderer from Georgia. I want to know the things his parents taught him. I want to know his classmates. I want to know the YouTube videos he watched. I want to know the streamers and influencers he followed."



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