Olivia Munn and other public figures gathered for an NBC news streaming special to discuss the growing hatred focused on the Asian-American community amid the coronavirus pandemic.
During The Racist Virus presented by NBC News NOW and NBC Asian America on Wednesday March 10th, Olivia told the host Vicky Nguyen about the decision to use their voice to stop the attacks.
“I don’t think you ever think you’re going to be part of something like this,” shared the 40-year-old X-Men: Apocalypse actress. “But I’m very grateful that people really reacted.”
Olivia has used her social media platform and posted several Instagram messages with “Stop Asian Hate” in uppercase in the past month. More than 2,800 hate incidents against Asian Americans and islanders in the Pacific were reported between March and December 2020, according to the Stop AAPI Hate Tracking Center.
The Magic Mike star also expressed disappointment that the violence was not being condemned publicly and on social media as often as she would like.