Chinese netizens stand with ‘Stop Asian Hate’ campaign, express support for celebrities speaking up for campaign such as BTS
Published: Mar 18, 2021 09:54 PM
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The "Stop Asian Hate" campaign currently trending in the US and the dangers Asian-Americans face have become trending topics on Chinese social media. Chinese netizens have been taking to platforms such as China's Sina Weibo to encourage Asian-Americans to fight for their legal rights and equal treatment, while also showing support for celebrities who support the campaign, such as South Korean boy band BTS and Barbadian singer Rihanna.

Some netizens have been posting lists on Sina Weibo of celebrities who have spoke up for the "Stop Asian Hate" campaign to show support for them, while fans have been posting that they are proud of their idols.

According to new data, the number of violent incidents against Asian-Americans in US cities increased by 150 percent in 2020 compared to 2019. This number shocked Chinese netizens, who began to worry about the dangers facing Asian-Americans.

"Asian people living overseas should unite together to fight against racism," one Sina Weibo user commented.

Top South Korean band BTS, who have a large following in Western countries, have also been the victims of the sharp increase in racist attacks and discrimination against Asian people in the West.

After a German host of discriminated against the band, their fans began speaking up for people of Asian descent in the West who have been hurt by racism.

"Asians are not a virus. Racism is," the slogan has been spreading among the band's fans.

Chinese fans have been standing with their idols and fans in other places, speaking out against racism and calling on more netizens to support Asians everywhere.

"Those who have the capability should speak up for Asian people with related hashtags and maybe we can contribute our power to make some changes in the fight against racism toward Asian people," one Chinese fan of the band wrote.

There are other Asian-American celebrities such as Daniel Wu, Edison Chen, Daniel Dae Kim and Naomi Osaka who have joined the "Stop Asian Hate" movement to strive for justice in the US. 

Recently, both Wu and Kim put up a total of $25,000 as a reward for information about an incident in which a 91-year-old Asian-American man was pushed over by a masked man in Oakland's Chinatown district.