The actress is using her platform and speaking out against Asian hatred as crimes against the ethnic community have increased in the past year during the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, Jamie Chung has made it very clear that she has “ experienced racism herself so that she knows what it feels like from personal experience.
During an interview for HollywoodLife, she explained that joining other voices to stand up for the AAPI community was “very natural, because frankly, I speak from personal experience. My messages really allowed you to see me go through those stages of grief. You are so shocked and you are confused, you are angry, you are sad. And now I’m like, ‘Okay, what’s next? How do we make this better? ‘
Sure enough, you may know that after quite a few violent attacks on Asians in America, Jamie tweeted, “ Targets, Hunted Down, 8 killed. We don’t feel safe. #StopAsianHate. ‘
She told the media to “do better” and “call it like this: domestic white terrorism, hate crimes against Asians.”
Now, in the interview, she explained, “It’s important that we’re no longer passed over or brushed away and told that we’re ‘not so bad.’ It’s bad. And it is time to validate that. ‘
POTUS Joe Biden just signed a COVID-19 Hate Crimes Bill last week and made sure to spotlight the attacks on the Asian-American community.
He also labeled racism and hatred as “the ugly poison that has long plagued and plagued our nation.”
Jamie Chung also spread the anti-racism message at the SAG Awards, where she wore a Stop Asian Hate clutch.
The actress was nominated for her role in the Lovecraft Country series at the time and wanted to make a statement on camera.