Sandra Oh Lends Her Voice To ‘Cease Asian Hate’ Protest In Pittsburgh – .
Actress Sandra Oh stepped up as part of nationwide protests this weekend to decipher hatred and violence against the AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) communities.
Oh appeared at a rally in Pittsburgh on Saturday, spoke to a crowd in masked people, and said she was “proud to be Asian”. The Killing Eve actress declared her support for Asian Americans at a time when violence against the community has increased.
“Pittsburgh, I am so happy and proud to be here with you and thank all the organizers who organized this for giving us the opportunity to be together and stand together and feel one another,” said Oh to CBS Pittsburgh . “For many of us in our community this is the first time we have been able to express our fear and anger, and I really am very grateful to everyone who is willing to listen.”
She added, “I know many of us in our church are very scared and I understand that. And one way to overcome our fear is to reach out to our communities. I will challenge everyone here. If you see something, will you help me? “
Oh, then he did a group chant of “I’m proud to be Asian.”
Prior to the rally, Oh posted on Instagram information about the deaths of eight people in Atlanta, pointing out organizations that will help the Asian community.
“I send loving kindness and support to the families of the eight souls murdered in Georgia on March 16,” she wrote. “And all victims of racist violence. I am devastated and deeply angry. I know a lot of you are scared, but let’s not be scared. “
“Remember #itsanhonorjusttobeasian,” added Oh.
Along with Oh, many Asian American stars have spoken out against the increasing violence after the Atlanta shootings, including Olivia Munn, Daniel Dae Kim and Jamie Chung.