Daniel Dae Kim and Daniel Wu have teamed up to help track down a man who was filmed pushing a 91-year-old in Oakland’s Chinatown.
The actors are offering a $25,000 reward for anyone who can provide information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator who’s also believed to have attacked two other seniors in the area.
“The number of hate crimes against Asian Americans continues to skyrocket despite our repeated pleas for help,” Kim wrote in an Instagram post, sharing footage of the incident.
“The crimes are too often ignored and even excused.”
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He shared hashtags with the names of Vincent Chin and Vicha Ratanapakdee – Chin was bludgeoned to death more than 35 years ago by two men who never served jail time for the crime whilst Ratanapakdee was an 84 year old grandfather from Thailand who was out for his morning walk in San Francisco when he was attacked and later died from his injuries.
Kim’s post continues: “#EnoughIsEnough.”
“We must do more to help the literally thousands of Americans who have suffered at the hands of this absolutely senseless violence. Please help us bring this criminal justice.”
Wu shared a similar message on Instagram and also announced a Clubhouse discussion with internet marketer Benny Luo and journalist Lisa Ling about addressing hate crimes against the Asian community.
This isn’t the first time he’s offered a reward for information leading to the arrest of attackers.
In September last year, Wu pledged $30,000 to find the people responsible for attacking a 90-year-old man in South Brooklyn.
Around the same time, he welcomed news of the NYPD creating an Asian Hate Crime Task Force.
“Finally! I have dealt with racism in my life,” he wrote on Instagram, “but nothing like the kind that I have been seeing during Covid. I am glad the authorities have decided to acknowledge that it’s happening.”
(Feature Image Credits: Daniel Dae Kim photo by Ron Adar/Shutterstock.com; Daniel Wu photo by supermodel/Shutterstock.com)