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Cardi B has been spending a lot more time on Instagram Live thanks to citizens being forced to stay at home amid the COVID-19 pandemic — and the star is urging American to cease xenophobic attacks against the Asian community.
“Let’s stop being xenophobic. Let’s stop saying fcked up jokes. Let’s stop having crazy anger because I’ve been seeing a lot of Asians get beat up and all that sht,” Cardi B said to her followers.
“Let’s all be one race,” Cardi continued. “Because at the end of the day —in the eyes of God — we’re all one. People make certain white jokes that be xenophobic, but it be so harmless. When people represent a country, I feel like that’s not right to do. Because let’s ask ourselves this, do we really want beef? Do we really want smoke with China?”
Attacks against the Asian community have spiked since President Donald Trump coined COVID-19 the “Chinese virus.” Time and time again, reporters have given Trump the opportunity to walk back on his remarks, but instead, he simply doubles down.
A World Health Organization (WHO) official has warned against using the phrase “Chinese virus,” saying it the phrase my trigger racial profiling against Asians — and it already has.
“This is a time for solidarity, this is a time for facts, this is a time to move forward together, to fight this virus together. There is no blame in this,” Mike Ryan, the executive director of WHO’s Emergencies Program, said.