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  • In the aftermath of the recent shootings in the US, K-pop artists and Korean American celebrities are speaking out against anti-Asian racism.

  • Most recently, BTS took to social media to condemn the racial discrimination

  • Peonji reports.

  • K-pop megastar BTS has offered its support to the Asian community by speaking out against anti-Asian hate crime.

  • On Tuesday, the band releasedstatement via Twitter saying it stands against racial discrimination, saying that you, I, and we all have the right to be respected.

  • They also sent condolences to those who had lost loved ones in the recent Atlanta shootings, saying that they felt grief and anger.

  • Members of the group also recalled moments where they too had faced discrimination as Asians, saying they have been sworn at and were mocked for the way they look.     

  • BTS is just one of many K-pop artists who are joining the stop Asian hate movement.

  • Korean American singer-songwriter, Eric Nam, who was born and raised in AtlantaGeorgia wrote a powerful essay for Time magazinecalling for an end to anti-Asian racism.

  • He said that Asians have been quote excluded interned, vilified, emasculated, fetishized, and murdered.  

  • He added that the calls for help and the warning signs from the Asian community have felt ignored and pleaded for change.

  • Sandra Oh, an actress who was born in Canada to parents who emigrated from South Korea, also gave a passionate speech at an anti-Asian hate rally last week near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, saying that she is proud to be Asian.  

  • As the movement against racial discrimination spreads across the globe, many are showing support to the Asian American community.

  • Peonji, Arirang News.

In the aftermath of the recent shootings in the US, K-pop artists and Korean American celebrities are speaking out against anti-Asian racism.

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K-pop artists including BTS speak out against anti-Asian hate

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    Elise Chuang posted on 2021/04/27
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