Rihanna has stood in solidarity with the Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) neighborhood after attending a Cease Asian Hate rally in New York Metropolis over the weekend.
The singer attended the rally on Easter Sunday (April 4), together with her assistant Tina Truong sharing footage of the 2 of them attending the protest on Instagram.
Remaining low-key, Rihanna was decked out in a black sun shades, face masks and an off-the-cuff black baseball cap for the occasion.
Footage from the rally confirmed the singer dancing within the streets together with her signal, which learn “#StopAsianHate” on one aspect, and “Hate = Racism In opposition to God!” on the opposite.
In a single heartwarming second from the march, Rihanna was additionally seen giving out her Instagram deal with to one of many march’s attendees, a lot to his disbelief when he realised who precisely she was. “That’s you? Shit!” the person replies within the clip.
Truong captured the pictures: “That is what solidarity seems to be like! #stopaapihate #stopasianhate #callitahatecrime.”
Rihanna’s participation within the march comes weeks after she spoke out to condemn anti-Asian violence following a mass taking pictures in Atlanta final month (March 16).
“What occurred yesterday in Atlanta was brutal, tragic & is actually not an remoted incident by any means,” Rihanna wrote. “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.”
The assaults occurred at two spas within the metropolis and at a therapeutic massage parlour within the suburb of Acworth, which is situated roughly 30 miles north of Atlanta.
It has been confirmed that six of the victims had been girls of Korean descent, whereas the suspect, named as Robert Aaron Lengthy, faces a number of counts of homicide in addition to aggravated assault.
In line with ABC 7 New York, there have additionally been a minimum of 33 anti-Asian hate crimes in New York Metropolis already in 2021, police studies have confirmed.