Metro Manila (NCS Philippines, March 18)— Calls to cease racism and discrimination in opposition to Asians in the United States mounted in the previous few days, and a few Filipino American celebrities and personalities lent their voices to ignite the marketing campaign.

Addressing the Atlanta spa shootings that left eight lifeless, majority of whom had been Asians, actor Darren Criss stated on Twitter it’s up to the bulk to present “strength and defiance” in opposition to what he labeled as “monsters.”

“I just want to say to my friends out in Atlanta: y’all know as well as I do that the horrible people responsible for these acts do not speak for the city’s true beating heart. I know these monsters don’t represent you,” Criss wrote on his social media web page Thursday.

“They are a dying breed of scarred, confused, and angry people. And we have to make them understand there is no place for hatred in any world that seeks peace,” he added.

Singer apl.de.ap, who rose to fame for his stint with the band ‘Black Eyed Peas’, additionally prolonged his condolences to the households of the victims.

“Now seems as important a time as any to remind ourselves that we’re all in this together,” he wrote on Twitter.

Shay Mitchell, a Canadian actress with Filipino heritage, stated it’s now time to arise in opposition to individuals who commit these hate crimes.

“How many times do we need to have this conversation before it changes?” Mitchell stated on her Instagram web page. “Hate is hate is hate is hate. And it is wrong.”

NBA participant and Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson delivered a brief message of assist on his Twitter web page, as he additionally shared the “stop the hate” hashtag.

Other Fil-Am celebrities together with actress Vanessa Anne Hudgens, singer Nicole Scherzinger, and comic Jo Koy additionally took to their respective Instagram tales to share the marketing campaign.

At least eight folks had been killed after the shootings at three totally different spas in Atlanta Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila). Among those that died had been six Asians, NCS reported.

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