Grey’s Anatomy and Killing Eve star Sandra Oh has taken part in a Stop Asian Hate rally in the US city of Pittsburgh.
The actress passionately spoke to the crowd through a megaphone, calling for everyone to do their part to stop the racism and violence experienced by our Asian brothers and sisters.
“For many of us in our community, this is the first time we are even able to voice our fear and our anger, and I really am so grateful for everyone willing to listen,” Sandra is heard saying in a video posted on Twitter.
“One thing that I know is that many in our community are very scared, and I understand that. And one way to get through our fear is to reach out to our communities, “she continues.
“I will challenge everyone here, if you see something, will you help me? If you see one of our sisters and brothers in need, will you help us?”
“I am proud to be Asian! I belong here!” she yells to the crowd, urging everyone to repeat after her – and they did.
Actress Sandra Oh speaks during the Stop Asian Hate rally in Pittsburgh pic.twitter.com/Bgels4hNio
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“Many of us don’t get that chance to be able to say that so I just wanted to give us an opportunity to be able to shout that.”
The rally is one of many organised around the U.S. after the murder of 8 people at three Asian-owned businesses in Atlanta this week as well as a horrific increase in attacks on Asian American seniors.
According to a UN report, there were 1,800 racist incidents against Asian Americans reported in the United States in 2020 – and that was just between the months of March and May.
Sandra is one of many celebrities speaking up and urging immediate action. Earlier this week, Emily in Paris star Ashley Park shared an emotional video on social media pleading with her fans to call out racism when they see it.
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