#StopAsianHate trends as Padma Lakshmi slams Trump for spreading hatred, Mindy Kaling says 'enough is enough'

With the news of Atlanta massage parlor shootings, the call for stopping the hate has grown louder


                            #StopAsianHate trends as Padma Lakshmi slams Trump for spreading hatred, Mindy Kaling says 'enough is enough'
Mindy Kaling (L) and Padma Lakshmi (R) have slammed former President Donald Trump (Getty Images)

The #StopAsianHate campaign continues to gather steam as celebrities have now voiced their support. The movement was born out of the continually increasing violence against Asian-Americans during the Covid-19 pandemic. With the news of Atlanta massage parlor shootings, the call for stopping the hate grew louder. Actress Mindy Kaling took to Twitter saying: "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!"

This was followed by more celebrities asking for the violence to stop. "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," actress Padma Lakshmi wrote.

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Ted Lieu tweeted: "The former President inflamed discrimination against Asian Americans by using racist phrases like Kung Flu. I urge any officials who continue to use ethnic identifiers to describe the virus to please stop doing so. You are adding fuel to the fire of hate. #IAmNotAVirus". Tweets from Lakshmi and Lieu also saw netizens slam Donald Trump for his 'Kung Flu' comment.



 



 



 

Reactions that followed were swift and blamed Trump. "It’s offensive and sickening and hateful that they put him on the air. They have damaged the country with their lies for too long," one of the tweets read. "He talked on fox just this evening????? Why???????? Why are we still talking to him like he still runs shit?!????" asked one of the people. "Why can’t @FoxNews & Trump be sued for promoting hate crimes?? Why is their stochastic terrorism & radicalization of white supremacists protected by free speech??" asked a tweet.

Donald Trump walks off Marine One at the White House (Getty Images)

The hate just had to stop for some sections. "Frustrated Anger! That’s what I feel about this and all the other hate crimes happening in a country that should be doing better. Anyone encouraging racism\hate either actively or passively needs to be confronted. #StopHate." The slamming continued as irked Twitterati were relentless. "He’s always been a threat and he knows it, his hatred needs to be stopped. #EnoughIsEnough" read one of the comments.

"I want to know when Trump is criminally charged for Manslaughter with all the deaths he has caused this country. Just yesterday he wrote in his "Statement" that it is the "China Flu). He is the most dangerous man in America and gets first rate protection," a person opined. 



 



 



 



 



 



 

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