Actress Sandra Oh stopped by at a Stop AAPI Hate rally in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Saturday with a very important message.
“For many of us in our community, this is the first time we have been able to express our fear and anger, and I really am grateful to everyone who will listen,” Oh said in a video that made the rounds social media. “One thing I know is that there are many in our church that are very scared, and I understand that. And one way to overcome our fear is to reach out to our church.”
“For everyone here … I’m going to challenge everyone here, if you see something, will you help me? If you see one of our sisters and brothers in need, will you help us?”
The crowd replied, “Yes!” Before Oh continued, “We need to understand as Asian Americans that all we have to do is reach out our hand to our sisters and brothers and say,“ Help me and I’ll be here. “She added,” I’m proud to be Asian! I belong here! “
Oh has long been an outspoken advocate of her community, especially in the entertainment industry.
In 2019, she hosted the Golden Globes, where she thanked her parents in English and Korean for everything they had done for them.
“My parents are amazing people and internet sensations,” she said behind the scenes at the Globes. “They are so happy and it is exactly what is so fulfilling for Asian children to actually make our parents happy.” I’m just so grateful that they were here and could come. “
Before Oh walked the red carpet that night, she tweeted a photo of herself with family members all wearing shirts that said, “It’s an honor to just be Asian,” a callback to what she is said in front of the camera at the 2018 Emmys.
Oh’s call to support the Asian-American and Pacific islander communities follows the attack on three spas in the Atlanta area this week in which Robert Aaron Long killed eight people – six of them Asian women.
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