“Across the country, rallies are being held to condemn the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes,” Colin Jost told viewers. “Here, to share resources on how you can help, is Asian actor Bowen Yang.”
As these words appeared below him on the screen, Yang asked, “Is this my official title, Asian Cast Member? When Jost reminded him that this was the introduction he asked for, Yang joked, “Yeah, I got your ass ready, that feels good.” ”
“So things for Asians in this country have been really dark for the past two weeks… and every week before that ever since,” Yang added. “But there’s a lot of work to be done and I’ve found articles online with actions anyone can take to help. With that, he shared some very specific memes like “Six Ways to Check Your AAPI Friends and Tell Them They Are So Hot” and “Call your Senators and demand they know the lesbian characters in Sailor Moon!” ”“What can I say to help how insanely bad things are? If someone’s personality is to “hit an Asian grandmother,” that is not dialogue. I have an asian grandma, you wanna hit her. There is no middle ground, mom.
Yang’s main message to everyone watching was to “do more.” If you order from Chinese restaurants he said, “Let me know when you feed your white kids chicken feet. ”
“You cried for Threatening? ” He continued. “Congratulations. I was sobbing in my boner for Steven Yeun. Do more. And why are you telling me that you did tip your manicurist? Let me know when you get down on your knees and rub your feet while she looks at your phone. Do more! ”
Later, Yang explained, “I’m just a comedian. I don’t have the answers. But I don’t just look for them online, I look around. The GoFundMe for Xiao Zhen Xie, the grandmother who fought back against her attacker, raised $ 900,000, which she immediately redistributed to the community. This is where we are as Asians, now come meet us there.
Sharing a cheer in Mandarin which means ‘refuel’, said Yang, “I don’t know what’s useful to say to everyone, but that’s what I’m telling myself.” Fill the tank. Do more. This is the year of the metal ox, which basically means a car. So everyone, come on in, buckle up, these ain’t pee breaks. We are driving at dawn, grannies!
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