Sandra Oh Speaks at Stop Asian Hate Rally in Pittsburgh

Sandra Oh Speaks at Stop Asian Hate Rally in Pittsburgh

The actress led the crowd in cheers of “I am proud to be Asian!” and “I belong here!”

Sandra Oh, the award-winning actress born in Canada to parents who emigrated from South Korea, made an unannounced appearance at a “Stop Asian Hate” rally in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh on Saturday, one of many that occurred across the country in reaction to the recent murders in Atlanta and ongoing rise in anti-Asian violent attacks.

Oh took to the megaphone briefly, expressing that the event was “the first time we are even able to voice our fear and our anger, and I really am so grateful for everyone willing to listen.”

She encouraged the crowd to continue to speak out for the members of the community that were in need, asking rhetorically “if you see something, will you help me?”

She then led in a short cheer, saying “I am proud to be Asian” and “I belong here.”

Video was captured by some at the event, and you can hear the thrill in the voices of the crowd.

The organization Stop AAPI Hate has created a multilingual website to report incidents and collect data. The group says there were 3,800 racist incidents against Asian people in 2020, mostly against women.

Oh is in Pittsburgh filming the Netflix series The Chair, in which she stars opposite Holland Taylor and Jay Duplass. The Grey’s Anatomy and Killing Eve star is also an executive producer on the project.

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Published at Sun, 21 Mar 2021 17:39:48 +0000