In response, Korean American rap duo Year of the Ox released a music video called “Viral” to call out the uptick of hate crimes against Asians.
The song title “Viral” is powerful as it captures the issue of associating these individuals and their culture with a disease.
The music video begins with a video clip that captured a hate crime against an Asian man on a New York subway.
“Hatred’s the most contagious, and these days it’s going viral,” Lyricks raps.
Amidst the hatred, Asian children who have been bullied because of the pandemic have it the worst.