Daniel Wu offers reward after racist attacks

Heidi Hsia
·2-min read

8 Feb – Angered over the continuous racist attacks against Asian Americans in the US, actors Daniel Dae Kim and Daniel Wu are now saying enough is enough.

On 6 February, Kim posted a CCTV footage of a man pushing down a 91 year-old elderly Asian to the ground, and expressed, "Daniel Wu and I are offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of this man and his accomplices, who attacked the 91 year-old man above, as well as two other seniors, in downtown Oakland."

"We must do more to help the literally thousands of Americans who have suffered at the hands of this absolutely senseless violence. Please help us bring this criminal to justice," he added.

In another post, Wu expressed his anger and frustration over the death of 84 year-old Thai American Vicha Ratanapakdee, who was murdered in San Francisco, while a 64 year-old Vietnamese grandmother was assaulted in San Jose on the same day a Fillipino American was slashed across the face on a subway in Manhattan.

"This racism has gotten so bad that The Royal Thai Consulate-General in Los Angeles has warned Thai people in California to be on their guard. This may be the first time you are hearing about this violence if you are not following Asian American news because the mainstream media does not spotlight our stories. We matter. Racism Kills."

Wu made a plea for netizens who saw the news to share it and tag news media outlets like CNN and MSNBC to cover such stories.

"Our community is being attacked. We are dying to be heard," he added.

It is noted that such assaults against Asians in the US have been rampant ever since the start of the pandemic, with Wu offering rewards last year for information leading to the arrest and conviction of perpetrators that attacked a 90 year-old grandmother.

(Photo Source: Daniel Wu Instagram)