- Japanese American actress Karen Fukuhara, identified for her roles in “Suicide Squad” and “The Boys,” posted on her Instagram yesterday, March 16, that she had been struck within the head earlier that day in what she described as a “hate crime.”
- “It got here out of nowhere,” wrote Fukuhara. “[The attacker and I] made no eye contact earlier than, I wasn’t doing something out of the strange. It got here to my shock and my hat flew off.”
- Fukuhara went on to say that whereas she had earlier expertise with “racial slurs and hurtful actions,” it was the primary time she was “harmed bodily.”
- A number of of her “The Boys” castmates, together with Chace Crawford and Jack Quaid, let Fukuhara know they had been there for her, commenting with coronary heart emojis and messages of help.
- Notable Asian American actors Daniel Dae Kim, Olivia Munn and Arden Cho additionally posted feedback providing their sympathies.
- Fukuhara’s assault is the most recent in a sequence of assaults towards Asian American girls, and comes only a few days after a 67-year-old lady in Yonkers, New York, was punched over 125 occasions within the face
“The Boys” and “Suicide Squad” star Karen Fukuhara has stated she was attacked in what she describes as a “hate crime.”
Fukuhara, 30, disclosed on her Instagram web page yesterday, March 16, that she had been “struck within the head” earlier that very same day by a stranger whereas strolling to a restaurant to get espresso.
“It got here out of nowhere,” wrote Fukuhara. “[The attacker and I] made no eye contact earlier than, I wasn’t doing something out of the strange. It got here to my shock and my hat flew off.”
Fukuhara went on to say that whereas she had earlier expertise with “racial slurs and hurtful actions,” it was the primary time she was “harmed bodily.”
After she was hit, Fukuhara stated she was pressured to stroll away after the perpetrator started approaching her once more, partly as a result of she didn’t need to take the possibility of him drawing a hid weapon on her.
“I thought of confronting him at first however he began coming in the direction of me and I didn’t assume it was well worth the threat. After a couple of seconds of watching one another, and him yelling at me, he finally walked away.”
Fukuhara referred to her assault as a “hate [crime]” because of the random nature of the incident. She additionally added that lots of her personal pals have “no concept” that these incidents are occurring “to on a regular basis, common folks.”
“The shock of this expertise has me excited about taking self protection courses,” wrote Fukuhara, who’s already a martial arts champion and nicely rehearsed in Karate and sword combating.
Fukuhara starred as samurai warrior Katana in “Suicide Squad” in 2016 and is at the moment forged as Kimiko Miyashiro in Amazon Prime Video’s “The Boys.”
A number of “The Boys” castmates expressed their help underneath her Instagram put up.
“F this individual!! Hope you’re okay that is terrible,” posted Chace Crawford, together with a coronary heart emoji. Crawford performs “The Boys” most important antagonist The Deep.
“Karen thanks for sharing your expertise,” acknowledged Jack Quaid, who’s Hughie Campbell within the present. “I’m so sorry that occurred to you. Love you. Right here in the event you want something.”
Notable Asian American actors corresponding to Daniel Dae Kim, Olivia Munn, Jamie Chung and Arden Cho, additionally voiced their sympathies.
“I’m so sorry this occurred to you and glad you’re okay. I do know that is going to take a while to heal,” Chung wrote in a remark that has garnered virtually 500 likes.
Fukuhara’s assault is the most recent in a sequence of assaults towards Asian American girls and comes only a few days after a 67-year-old Asian American lady in Yonkers, New York, was punched over 125 occasions within the face by a person who known as her an “Asian b*tch.”
Featured Picture by way of Karen Fukuhara (left), Flashback FM (proper)
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