Shannon Lee, daughter of legendary martial artist and pop culture icon Bruce Lee, denounced President Donald Trump’s use of the term “kung flu” as a nickname for COVID-19.
She also shared thoughts on harnessing the philosophy of kung fu to overcome the insult.
“I can name ‘kung flu,'” Trump told the crowd.
In referring to Chinese martial arts, she noted kung fu is a centuries-old, time-honored tradition grounded in fortitude and courage.
But she noted that at the center of kung fu practice is a sense of “patience in developing oneself” and said people in the community shouldn’t internalize such hateful words.