Influencers take to social media to stand against Asian hate crimes in the US
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Influencers take to social media to stand against Asian hate crimes in the US


written by Steffi Chung, C.N.N.

Following a wave of anti-Asian hate crimes happening in the US in recent weeks, leading figures of the fashion industry are coming together to express their concern and condemn the violence.

Over the past 24 hours, influential voices such as Editor-in-Chief of Allure magazine Michelle lee And designer Philip lim Has posted videos on Instagram to share her personal experiences of racism and raise awareness using the hashtag #StopAsianHate.
From the end of January, a striking number Attack Against Asian Americans – particularly, the elderly – have put communities on high alert, and especially during the Lunar New Year holiday.
In San Francisco, an 84-year-old immigrant from Thailand Died After a 19-year-old man violently went to the ground during his morning walk. In nearby Oakland’s Chinatown, police said a man pushed three unheard people, injuring a 91-year-old man, a 60-year-old man and a 55-year-old woman. Was 64 years old Been plundered Outside a Vietnamese market in San Jose, California.
Although it is difficult to prove that such incidents are entirely inspired by anti-Asian bigotry, many advocates and rights groups Believe They were pointed to a pattern of targeted hatred since the coronovirus epidemic began.

Lee said in an Instagram video, “This (violence) has been caused by anger and despair due to a lot of misunderstandings and epidemics where our elders have been attacked randomly.” “It’s not only” harassment and naming with the Kung Flu, “it’s actually now people have been attacked and killed.”

“We’ve been yelling at it for months and people don’t care about it,” she continued.

In his own powerful post, Lim said that it was emotionally difficult to watch viral videos of attacks and crimes targeting Asian businesses. And it was not until he reached out to Asian American friends and colleagues that he began to hear about “public, harassment, assault” in his own neighborhood over the past month.

Many people in the Asian community call the hate attacks caused by racism and racism and discrimination against Asians during a one-year battle with coronoviruses in the US, and hateful language such as “China virus,” and “kung” The flu “is outspoken. By former President Donald Trump.

According to statistics Released Released on 9 February by Stop AAPI Hate, more than 2,800 first reports of anti-Asian hatred in 47 states and DC – including physical assaults, verbal harassment, and intentional coughing or spitting on – were collected from mid-March 2020. End of. In January, the Biden administration signed on In the memorandum guidance to combat incidents of anti-Asian prejudice, acknowledging the spike in cases arising during the epidemic due to “inflammatory and xenophobic rhetoric” that “individuals, families, communities of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) And put businesses on. ” In danger.”
Designer Prabal Gurung also took to Instagram Entry A “how to help” graphic circulated with the #StopAsianHate campaign, with a call to action, from its followers to donate to volunteers or community groups, helping raise Asian artists, writers and activists And to speak.

Gurung wrote, “To create a common world, we have to become actively anti-racist.” “Racism is not a hashtag, but a lifetime commitment.”

Gurung and Lim are members of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), which also excluded this week Statement “Zero tolerance for hate crimes of any kind.”

“I sit here feeling somewhat helpless, invisible and semi-defeated because our Asian stories are not being told in the mainstream media,” Lim said. “Looks like we don’t matter or don’t exist.”

“I am sure that you guys have your own family stories … with different details of renunciation, but I believe that all is with the common goal of searching for a better life,” he said in his family visit. Pictures of the camera continued to appear in the US. “A safe haven with the promise of endless possibilities and freedom to pursue the American dream in a country we all call home.

“So I ask you as a fellow American, a fellow human being. Will you stand with me, will you stand with our fellow Americans, Asian Americans to stop Asian hatred?”

Other influencers who spoke on social media include Instagram Director of Fashion, Eva Chen, And British fashion journalist Susie Lau, who also goes Susie bubble.

Top image: A look from Prabal Gurung’s New York Fashion Week show in September 2019.

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