The actress uses her platform to speak out against Asian hatred as crimes against the ethnic community increased over the past year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, Jamie Chung made it very clear that she experienced racism herself so she would know what it felt like from personal experience.
During an interview for HollywoodLife, she stated that it was natural to join other voices to stand up for the AAPI community because, frankly, I speak from personal experience. It was really through my posts that you could see how I went through these stages of grief. You are so shocked and confused, you are angry, you are sad. And now I ask, ‘Okay, what’s the next step? How do we do it better? ‘
Sure enough, you may know that after several violent attacks on Asians in America, Jamie tweeted, “Aim, Hunted, 8 Murdered. We don’t feel safe. #StopAsianHate. ‘
She went on to tell the media to do better and call it what it is – domestic white terrorism hates crimes against Asians.
Now she explained in the interview: “It is important that we are no longer passed over or wiped off and said we have not got it that bad.” It’s bad. And it’s time to confirm that. ‘
POTUS Joe Biden signed a COVID-19 hate crime bill last week highlighting the attacks on the Asian-American community.
He also referred to racism and hatred as “the ugly poison that has long haunted 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 then nominated for her role in the series Lovecraft Country and wanted to make a statement in front of the camera.