Several high-profile Asian American actors, journalists and social media influencers are calling for an end to targeted discrimination and hate crimes linked to the pandemic in a public service announcement released this week.
The video features the Asian American actors Lucy Liu, Ken Jeong and Iqbal Theba, as well other members of the Screen Actors Guild—American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.
The release Tuesday was tied to a virtual panel discussion among union members discussing the issue and proposed solutions.
Even though we’re physically apart, we must all come together as one,” Liu says at the beginning of the PSA.
“We are still seeing a shocking increase in hate crimes against Asian Americans, including shunning, racial profiling, verbal harassment and even physical assault.