MANILA, Philippines—Boxing icon Manny Pacquiao called for the end of senseless attacks against Asians in the United States, urging everyone to “stop Asian hate.”
Taking to social media, Pacquiao had a simple message for the attackers of those Asians “who can’t defend themselves.”
— Manny Pacquiao (@MannyPacquiao) April 1, 2021
“Fight me instead,” the graphics on Pacquiao’s post, which was written in four languages, read.
“We have one color in our blood. Stop discriminating. Love and peace to everyone! #StopAsianHate,” the caption then said.
The eight-division World champion, isn’t the first athlete to give their support to the senseless violence that has targeted Asians and Asian-Americans the past few weeks.
If people loved Asian people as much as they love bubble tea, anime, mochi, sushi, matcha etc… Imagine profiting/enjoying things that come from a culture and then attacking/diminishing the ethnic group that created it.
— NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ (@naomiosaka) March 27, 2021
LeBron James, Naomi Osaka, Jeremy Lin, Dwyane Wade, Trae Young, the NFL Players Association, and Chiney Ogwumike have all denounced the string of hate crimes in the United States.
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