Sandra Oh is speaking out for the Asian American community.
The 49-year-old actress attended a Stop Asian Hate rally in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Saturday, where she delivered a passionate speech to the crowd. The rally came after a series of shootings in the Atlanta area earlier this week that appeared to be racially-motivated (six of the eight people killed in the attacks were of Asian descent). Violent crimes against Asian Americans have been on the rise amid the coronavirus pandemic. According to a recent report from Stop AAPI Hate, the organization received 3,795 reports of hate incidents between March 2020 and February 2021.
Videos of Oh’s speech to demonstrators in Pittsburgh was shared widely on social media.
“For many of us in our community, this is the first time we are even able to voice our fear and our anger, and I really am so grateful to everyone willing to listen,” Oh said, according to ET Online. “One thing that I know is that many in our community are very scared, and I understand that. And one way to go through our fear is to reach out to our community.”
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