Rihanna marched in opposition to anti-Asian violence and hate crimes.
On Sunday (April 4), the 33-year-old Fenty Magnificence founder joined her assistant Tina Truong on the “Cease Asian Hate” rally in New York Metropolis.
The “Umbrella” singer could be seen marching with a pink signal that claims “Cease Asian Hate” whereas going largely incognito, donning a black face masks, a baseball hat, and enormous sun shades, in images posted by Truong on Instagram.
“That is what solidarity appears like! #stopaapihate #stopasianhate #callitahatecrime,” Troung captioned a sequence of images and movies.
“This trigger hit near residence for me being Vietnamese American and Rih could be very vocal with regards to bringing consciousness to injustices, home and international,” Truong advised USA TODAY in an announcement. “We have attended protests collectively earlier than so after we heard about this one, we each felt compelled to take motion once more. There wasn’t a second thought to it, we simply made our indicators and hit the road.”
Troung additionally shared a video of 1 protester on the rally asking Rihanna for her Instagram deal with, seemingly unaware that he was speaking to the well-known pop singer.
Within the clip, the surprised man asks, “That is you?” and Rihanna laughs.
“When Rih offers you her IG deal with however you assume she trolling,” Truong captioned the video on her Instagram story.
The “Cease Asian Hate” rally in New York was one in every of many organized to show in opposition to violence towards Asian Individuals and Pacific Islanders following the capturing in Atlanta final month.