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‘Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha’ star, ex-girlfriend apologize after abortion scandal erupts in South Korea

Kim Seon-ho Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha actor scandal

For days it was only rumored that “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” star Kim Seon-ho was the elusive “Actor K” that an anonymous woman online claimed to have demanded her to get an abortion. But on Wednesday, the actor confirmed the accusations when he apologized in a statement released by his agency.

The accusations: On Sunday, an anonymous user claiming to be an ex-girlfriend of a rising star identified as “Actor K” shared a post titled “Revealing Actor K’s two-faced and shameless true nature” on a Korean online community board.

NYC woman faces ‘Asian b*tches are ugly’ tirade as restaurant’s workers ‘just stood there’

TikTok video

A woman is causing outrage after a viral TikTok video posted over the weekend shows her repeatedly shouting racial insults at an Asian woman outside of a New York City restaurant. 

The incident: In the beginning of the video, the original poster Denise Carino (@dennydoestiktok) is in the middle of clarifying what the woman had said to her. The woman then confirms with “Yeah, you are. Asian b*tches are ugly,” while nodding her head. 

Biden issues first-ever presidential proclamation of Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Indigenous Peoples Day recognized

On Friday, Joe Biden became the first U.S. president to proclaim Oct. 11 as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a move that will further recenter a holiday commemorating Christopher Columbus’ arrival to the Americas toward awareness and celebration of Native American peoples and cultures.

Recognizing Native Americans: In the presidential proclamation, Biden sought to recognize Native Americans’ contributions to the U.S. and acknowledge the nation’s historical wrongdoing toward Indigenous peoples.

Why we eat mooncake during the Mid-Autumn Festival

The rich and heartwarming culture of the Mid-Autumn Festival season is here, and this year we were treated to a very special celebration by Hennessy X.O and hosted by Harry Shum Jr! The virtual event, “A Moonlight Odyssey,” connected us all with amazing performances by NIKI, Hayley Kiyoko, Guapdad 4000 and Bohan Phoenix, let us sit in on touching stories with filmmaker Eddie Huang and the founders of Omsom, and taught us a few special Hennessy cocktails with mixologist Inga Tantisalidchai.

To continue to honor this amazing holiday celebrated all over the world, let’s go on our own little odyssey to explore the legends that have survived thousands of years to bring us the rich culture, the fun holiday and the tasty mooncakes we have today.

‘Like Fook Yoo?’: Trump accused of making a racist joke about Vietnamese president’s name

Trump makes racist joke

In 2017, former President Donald Trump allegedly made a racist joke aimed at Vietnamese President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, who served as prime minister at the time, according to a former U.S. diplomat to Hanoi.

What he said: Trump is accused of poking fun at Nguyễn’s given name, Phúc, while preparing to travel to Vietnam for an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in 2017. The trip included a meeting with the then-prime minister.

6 things parents can do to keep students safe from COVID-19

Kids all over California have returned to school, but in a time where COVID-19 or the delta variant is on every parent’s mind, what can be done to get the peace of mind that their children are safe in the classroom?

California state officials have taken some of the most progressive steps in the country to ensure that schools open up safely and take every measure to protect staff and students. The state has set aside $25 billion for schools to upgrade classroom ventilation, hire more teachers and staff, provide COVID-19 testing, mental health resources and more.

Chinese American employee claims coworkers taped their desk with biohazard sign, caution tape as ‘prank’

LinkedIn post

A LinkedIn post went viral after blasting a corporate workplace’s white employees for allegedly “pranking” a Chinese American coworker’s desk with a biohazard sign and caution tape.

Just a “prank”: On Monday, Yeong Cheng, cofounder of the support group Denver Asian Collective, posted about the February 2020 incident on LinkedIn on behalf of the Chinese American employee. Throughout the post, the employee is referred to by the pseudonym “Jess” with they/them pronouns.

Pchum Ben, Cambodia’s ‘Festival of the Dead,’ will end early due to COVID-19

Pchum Ben festival

October 5 marks the beginning of Pchum Ben, a 15-day religious festival in Cambodia during which Buddhists commemorate seven generations of deceased ancestors.

About the festival: The Pchum Ben Festival, also known as Cambodia’s “Festival for the Dead,” is the second biggest festival for Cambodians after the Khmer New Year. The festival will be celebrated this week from Oct. 5 to 7, reported Khmer Times

Watch Hennessy X.O’s Star-Studded Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration with Harry Shum Jr

A classy evening of insightful conversations, showstopping musical performances and engaging activities marked Hennessy X.O’s Mid-Autumn Festival celebration.

Hennessy’s free special digital event “A Moonlight Odyssey,” which was streamed via Facebook Live on Sept. 23, featured some of our favorite Asian American celebrities playing an unexpectedly lively game of mahjong, preparing must-try food and drinks and performing songs every music-lover should hear. 

Congresswoman Grace Meng joins NextShark and TAAF to launch national network to fight hate

NextShark and The Asian American Foundation (TAAF) are excited to announce our recent partnership to present the AAPI community with From Hate to Hope, a crucial conversation to unite us against hate streaming on September 30 at 2:00 p.m. EDT on Facebook Live.

Join Congresswoman Grace Meng, Dr. Thu Quach, Incoming President of Asian Health Services, Jo-Ann Yoo, Executive Director of the Asian American Federation, and TAAF Founding President Sonal Shah, and NextShark’s very own founder and CEO Benny Luo for a free streaming event moderated by PBS NewsHour anchor Amna Nawaz

China lists 100 times the US ‘interfered’ in Hong Kong

China releases listicle

China put up a website on Friday that lists more than 100 times the U.S. has “interfered” in Hong Kong and includes the names of government officials who allegedly facilitated the city’s “destabilization.” 

What’s in it: The “fact sheet,” titled “U.S. Interference in Hong Kong Affairs and Support for Anti-China, Destabilizing Forces,” was published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). It lists 102 actions from both the Biden and Trump administrations dating back to early 2019.