Sandra Oh is joining the fight against anti-Asian racism in America.
The Canadian actress spoke out on the issue of bigotry during a “Stop Asian Hate” protest in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighbourhood on Saturday.
Actress Sandra Oh speaks during the Stop Asian Hate rally in Pittsburgh pic.twitter.com/Bgels4hNio
— Kristina Serafini (@KristinaS_Trib) March 20, 2021
“Pittsburgh, I am so happy and proud to be here with you, and thank you to all the organizers for organizing this just to give us an opportunity to be together and to stand together and to feel each other,” said Oh, while making a surprise appearance at the event.
The “Killing Eve” star continued, “For many of us in our community, this is the first time we are even able to voice our fear and our anger, and I really am so grateful to everyone willing to listen.”
After speaking on the megaphone for around two minutes, Oh then led the crowd in a chant of “I am proud to be Asian. I belong here.”
The Golden Globe-winner is in Pittsburgh filming a new Netflix series called “The Chair”.
Oh’s “Grey’s Anatomy” co-star, Ellen Pompeo, later took to Twitter to show her support.
You belong here ❤️ love her https://t.co/UEXM7DnmoB
— Ellen Pompeo (@EllenPompeo) March 21, 2021
“You belong here,” she wrote, while re-sharing a video taken during the rally.
ET Canada stands with the Asian community in working together to stop anti-Asian racism in Canada, the United States, and around the world to #StopAsianHate.
Canadians can stay informed by following community groups and leaders, including but not limited to: https://nextshark.com/, https://www.dearasianyouth.org/home, https://www.thepeahceproject.com/ and https://www.asianmhc.org/instagram-partners.
If you or someone you know is experiencing hate-crimes related to xenophobic attacks in Canada you can file a report at: https://www.elimin8hate.org/fileareport.
Bystander intervention training to anti-Asian and xenophobic harassment is available at: ihollaback.org/bystanderintervention/.