Ken Jeong has made a significant donation.
The 51-year-old “Masked Singer” panelist recently donated $ 50,000 to the families of the victims of the recent Atlanta shootings, Fox News confirmed.
Kendrick Jeong, who is the actor’s birth name, made five donations of $ 10,000 to various GoFundMe pages.
The star gave money to fundraisers for the families of victims Suncha Kim, Yong Yue, Xiaojie “Emily” Tan, Soon Chung Park, and Hyun Jung Grant.
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Jeong, the son of South Korean immigrants, has spoken of hate crimes against Asian Americans, which are considered to be the Atlanta shootings.
“Regarding the situation in Atlanta and the shootings in Atlanta, my heart, thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected,” he said during a virtual tour on “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” “… It’s just a sign that with the Asian-American community, enough is enough.”
He said his community is “fed up” with such hate crimes, which have seen a rebound since the coronavirus outbreak.
The “Hangover” actor blamed terms such as “China virus” and “Kung flu” for contributing to such hatred of the Asian-American community.
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“The fact that even in this particular crime, it is debated whether this crime was racially motivated,” he reflected. “Asian American women are twice as likely to be assaulted in the United States. This was clearly, clearly racially motivated. This was clearly a hate crime.”
Last week, a gunman opened fire at three Atlanta-area spas and was charged with eight counts of murder and aggravated battery. Six of the eight victims were members of the Asian American community.
He claimed that his motives were related to his addiction to sex, although they are still under investigation.
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“As a guy who used to be a doctor and whose wife still practices medicine, I have an idea on how to solve COVID: it’s masks, vaccination, common sense, don’t be a ——,” continued Jeong. “But as a human being, I don’t know how to solve racism. You need to listen, learn, love, be tolerant. In our particular case, as Asian Americans, this ‘Kung Flu’ … must end.” He concluded. “We need to express that out loud. And we are.”
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Tyler McCarthy of Fox News contributed to this report.