Boxing champion and senator Manny Pacquiao has spoken up amid the racial violence that Asians are currently facing in the U.S. Since the spread of COVID-19, which originated in China, Chinese and Asians of different nationalities have been victims of abusive comments and attacks.
Over the past year, anti-Asian hate crimes have alarmingly increased, with one of the recent incidents involving a 65-year-old Filipina who was brutally attacked in New York City. The attacker reportedly told the victim, “F*** you, you don’t belong here,” while repeatedly kicking her. CCTV cameras around the area have captured the incident.
Sen. Manny Pacquiao, like many Filipinos and Asians, has had enough. On April 1st, the boxing champion took to social media to express his frustration. He posted a photo that reads, “#StopAsianHate. Stop attacking Asians who can’t defend themselves! Fight me instead.” The post also came translated into Filipino, Chinese, and Korean.
He also wrote in the caption: “We have one color in our Blood! Stop discriminating. LOVE AND PEACE TO EVERYONE!! #StopAsianHate”
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