Ken Jeong, Olivia Munn, More Team Up for Moving #StopAsianHate Video
Ken Jeong, Olivia Munn, and several other celebrities have teamed up for a moving video in response to the rise in anti-Asian racism around the country.
The video is called “#StopAsianHate Together,” and is a collaboration between GoFundMe and director Bao Nguyen. It serves as a reminder of the terrible history of anti-Asian discrimination and violence in America.
Ken Jeong, More Stars Team Up For #StopAsianHate Video
The short film was shot in black and white, and features several celebrities lighting candles one by one in a chain. Each person in the video takes a moment to describe an example of anti-Asian racism in the United States.
Olivia Munn begins the video by describing last month’s shooting in Atlanta, which took the lives of six Asian women.
“They were killed because they were Asian,” she says. “But anti-Asian violence is not new. It is part of our collective memory.”
Masked Singer judge Ken Jeong continues by informing viewers of the 1875 Page Act, which banned Chinese women from entering the United States.
“It’s the first federal law to limit immigration,” he explains.
Other participants in the video are journalist Lisa Ling, actor Simu Liu, and actress Diana Barbadillo.
Actor Winston Duke appears at the end of the video to say, “Memory is the antidote to death. Solidarity is the answer to silence.”
How to Donate to #StopAsianHate
The video includes a link to GoFundMe’s AAPI Community Fund, where you can donate to important causes. According to Variety, the fund has raised more than $5.5 million. GoFundMe.org is reportedly increasing the goal of the fund to $8 million.
“This film is a forceful yet poignant reminder that these incidents are part of our American identity and we must act together to stop these incidents from happening in our communities,” director Bao Nguyen said in a statement.
“Honestly, it’s crucial for all of us to participate and to be loud and clear in our messaging,” Ken Jeong added. “Speaking out and lending our voices to educate are actions we can all take to make a difference.”