Rihanna took part in a march against hatred against Asians

April 07, 2021

Rihanna took part in one of the anti-Asian hate rallies in New York on Sunday, April 4, showing her solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.

The singer's assistant, Tina Truong, posted on her personal Instagram account two photos from his participation in the demonstration, writing: "This is what solidarity looks like".

He also posted a video of Rihanna, who looked unrecognizable in her black baseball cap, sunglasses and face mask. The music star held a placard that read "Stop hatred against Asians" on one side, while on the other side the sign read "Hate = Racism against God!".

Truong later shared a video in which Rihanna gives the name of her Instagram account to one of the participants in the march, who did not believe that he had the famous singer in front of him.

"When Rih gives you her Instagram account but you think she's kidding," Tina Truong wrote in the caption as the man was heard asking Rihanna, "Is that you?"

Rihanna condemned the violence against Asians shortly after a series of deadly attacks on March 16 at a massage parlor and spa in Atlanta, USA, with a tragic death toll of eight people, including six women of Asian descent.

"What happened in Atlanta was brutal, tragic and certainly not an isolated incident by any means," Rihanna said.

"Hatred against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders is recklessly perpetuated! I am devastated for the Asian community and my heart goes out to the loved ones of those we lost. "Hatred must stop."

In New York, where the protest took place, hate crimes against Asians have increased in recent weeks.

A 26-year-old employee in a mini-market chain was punched in the face while working last Saturday. On March 27, a 35-year-old Asian man who was with his wife and their 5-year-old son was punched in Central Park at noon. On March 29, a 65-year-old American American woman was beaten and brutally kicked while going to church.

ABC7 New York reported that, according to the police authorities, 33 hate crimes against patients have already been recorded in 2021 in New York.