Rihanna Marches in Stop Asian Hate Rally

Written by on April 5, 2021

Rihanna is displaying her help for the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) neighborhood.

Amid the rise in anti-Asian assaults, the singer attended a Cease Asian Hate rally in New York Metropolis on Easter Sunday (April 4). Her assistant Tina Truong shared photographs and video of RiRi marching alongside her within the streets. Wearing black leather-based and Jordans with sun shades, a black hat, and masks, RiRi danced whereas holding up a neon signal that learn “#StopAsianHate” on one aspect and “Hate = Racism Towards God!” on the opposite.

“That is what solidarity appears to be like like! #stopaapihate #stopasianhate #callitahatecrime,” Truong captioned the Instagram slideshow.

Rihanna was unrecognizable as one attendee requested for her Instagram deal with earlier than in the end realizing who he was speaking to. “When Rih provides you her IG deal with however you assume she trolling,” Truong captioned it. The person was in disbelief as he responded, “That’s you?”

Within the wake of the Atlanta shootings that left eight folks lifeless, six of whom have been ladies of Asian descent, the singer spoke out in opposition to anti-Asian violence. “What occurred yesterday in Atlanta was brutal, tragic & is definitely not an remoted incident by any means,” Rihanna tweeted final month. “AAPI hate has been rampantly perpetuated & it’s disgusting! I’m heartbroken for the Asian neighborhood & my coronary heart is with the family members of these we misplaced. The hate should cease.”

Hate crimes in opposition to Asian People have risen because the begin of the pandemic. In accordance with a report by the Heart for the Research of Hate and Extremism at California State College, San Bernardino, anti-Asian assaults jumped by 145% in 2020.

Along with Rihanna, different celebrities together with Ariana Grande, Pharrell, and Janet Jackson have condemned hate crimes in opposition to the AAPI neighborhood.

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