Sunday, May 26

FASHION AND BEAUTY INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS BANDING TOGETHER AGAINST ASIAN HATE CRIME

FASHION AND BEAUTY INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS BANDING TOGETHER AGAINST ASIAN HATE CRIME


Following reports of rampant hate crimes against the Asian community in the United States, prominent figures from across the fashion industry have come together to speak out against the violence.

According to Fashionista, a group of fashion designers, editors, influencers and high-profile figures; some of which includes designer Phillip Lim, Instagram’s Eva Chen, Allure editor-in-chief Michelle Lee, UBeauty’s Tina Craig, influencer Chriselle Lim, have posted on their Instagram pages with the hashtag #StopAsianHate, speaking about these events and anti-Asian rhetoric, which has become a greater issue since the Covid-19 pandemic reached the U.S.

According to a report by CNN, an 84-year-old immigrant from Thailand died after being violently shoved to the ground in San Francisco while in a 64-year-old woman was robbed outside a Vietnamese market in San Jose, California.

Designer Lim who rallied the initial posting has also brought on actors like Daniel Dae Kim and Daniel Wu, journalist Lisa Ling and civil rights activist Amanda Nguyên “to strategize and think of a way to tap into their networks and their communities,” so the message had a wider reach.

“Because right now, if there isn’t drama or if it doesn’t trend, it doesn’t seem to make the news,” he said.

“Together, we’re trying to bring the whole spectrum, because it requires this type of unity,” he continues. “Because we are becoming. And to become, to end this violence, the silence really has to end.”

Image source: https://fashionista.com/

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