Celebrities speak up against anti-Asian racism and violence
- Celebrities reacted to a viral video of an elderly Filipino woman being beaten up by a man which happened in front of an establishment where the security guard did nothing to aid the woman
- Lea Salonga shared that the incident happened not far from Broadway theaters and that her mom used to walk on the very same street
- Actress KC Concepcion decried the injustice being done to the Asian community in particular to her fellow Filipinos
- Isabelle Daza also expressed her sentiment regarding the video while Pia Wurtzbach simply shared the video of the incident on her Instagram
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Celebrities expressed their sorrow and anger over the violence against the Asian community that is being experienced in some parts of the world.
Just recently an elderly Filipino woman was brutally attacked in New York by a man as she was walking the street on her way to attend church.
The incident happened in front of an establishment where three men can be seen watching the woman get beaten. The men did nothing to help or stop the attack. One of the men, a security guard, even closed the door and turned a blind eye on the injured woman.
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Celebrities were appalled at the senseless brutality and condemned anti-Asian racism. They took to social media to let their sentiments be heard.
Lea Salonga shared the video on Twitter as well as the photo of the suspect behind the attack. The Tony winner also tweeted, "This is the suspect. I hope he’s caught and brought to justice."
Actress KC Concepcion took to Instagram and penned a lengthy message against racism and violence.
Celebrity mom, Isabelle Daza also expressed her thoughts on Instagram and wrote, "Umm, this is not okay. Who is this awful man who just beat up a senior citizen?"
Pia Wurtzbach simply shared the video of the attack on her Instagram story.
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Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach formerly known professionally as Pia Romero, is a Filipino-German model, actress and beauty queen who was crowned Miss Universe 2015. She is one of the four Filipinas to have won the Miss Universe.
Maria Lea Carmen Imutan Salonga is a Filipina singer and actress, best known for her roles in musical theatre, for supplying the singing voices of two Disney Princesses (Jasmine and Mulan), and as a recording artist and television performer. At age 18, she originated the lead role of Kim in the musical Miss Saigon, first in the West End and then on Broadway, winning the Olivier and Theatre World Awards, and becoming the first Asian woman to win a Tony Award.
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In a previous report by KAMI, Pia Wurtzbach was a guest for Bianca Gonzalez's "Paano Ba 'To" series on her YouTube channel as part of the continuing celebration for Women's Month. Pia candidly admitted that she cried backstage after losing the Binibining Pilipinas pageant to MJ Lastimosa back in 2014.
Meanwhile, Lea Salonga recently celebrated her 50th birthday and she received a lot of greetings from fellow celebrities. One of the most notable ones was Aga Muhlach, who previously revealed in a letter that Lea was "the one that got away."
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