This week, we’re shouting out Olivia Munn. The actress, known for her roles in HBO’s The Newsroom, Psylocke in the 2016 Marvel film X-Men: Apocalypse, and Dina in the Netflix rom-com Love Wedding Repeat, is boldly using her Instagram to raise awareness and demand more mainstream media coverage for the rise of anti-Asian hate crimes in America.
In an Instagram post, Olivia Munn says she found herself “at a loss for words.” She goes on to say “To simply exist as a minority in this country is seen as a protest to some. We need help amplifying the outrage. We need help to feel safe in our country. We need help to be safe in our country.”
Read the full post here:
The actress, who includes “Proud Asian American” on her Instagram profile, was born in Oklahoma to an American father and a mother of Chinese descent. After her mother remarried, Olivia Munn lived in Tokyo for part of her childhood.
Olivia Munn’s Instagram becomes a tool for radical change
After sharing the above letter on February 9th, Olivia Munn has been using her fame to amplify the #StopAsianHate movement.
On February 17th, she shared a post about how her friend’s mom was attacked by a man in Flushing, NY, calling on her 2 million-plus followers to amplify the post and help identify the man to turn him in to the police.
Within 24 hours, the post went viral resulting in a ton of helpful tips to NYPD’s hotline which detectives used to find and apprehend the suspect:
In her post, Olivia Munn says “The Asian community felt your outrage and support and YOU GUYS DID THIS!!”
A few days later, she shared a heartfelt thank you note from her friend’s mother, written in Chinese, kindly providing us with her own admittedly rough translation in the caption, saying “Hope everyone doesn’t discriminate between race, and lives in harmony and peace.”
Olivia Munn’s moves to #StopAsianHate didn’t end there. In the days and weeks following the viral post, she continued to amplify important content to empower her fans to help fight to eradicate the senseless attacks on Asian elders, reposting several videos and resources saying “We need your help.”
Olivia Munn co-produced a powerful video encouraging everyone to stand together in solidarity to #StopAsianHate:
On International Women’s Day this past Monday, Olivia Munn shared a selfie in a cute tee designed by a 14-year-old Asian artist named Angeline Qiu. All proceeds from the tee go to the Lower East Side Girls Club:
The talented artist says, “I hope this design conveys the message of peace, love, and hope. I want people to know that we are all in this together.” The tee is sold out, but you can be notified when (or if) it becomes available.
Shout-out to you, Olivia Munn, for spreading the HollyGOOD to your fans and followers! Know a celebrity worth shouting out? Comment on this post and we might feature them in a future shout-out!
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