Asian Celebs Donate Thousands to Bail Funds for Black Lives Matter Protesters

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 17: Eugene Lee Yang attends TrevorLIVE NY 2019 at Cipriani Wall Street on June 17, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for The Trevor Project)

Asian celebrities are donating money to bail funds for Black Lives Matter protesters following the murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and other victims of police brutality.

Actor and internet personality Eugene Lee Yang said on Twitter that he donated to the Louisville Community Bail Fund to help protesters who are “standing up against the murder of Breonna Taylor.”

Thai American model and TV personality Chrissy Teigen also donated $100,000 for the bailouts of protesters, according to Mashable.

In a follow-up tweet, Teigen raised her donation to $200,000 after she replied and quoted a now-deleted tweet.

In addition to Teigen and Yang, Korean artists are also supporting the movement by sharing petitions and making donations, SBS reported.

In his tweet, Jay Park made $10,000 donations to the Black Lives Matter movement.

Korean American H1GHR Music artist pH-1 also shared a petition on Twitter titled “Justice for George Floyd.”

He also revealed that he made a $3,000 donation.

GOT7’s Mark Tuan and DAY6’s Jae also showed their support by donating $7,000 to the George Floyd Memorial Fund and $1,000 to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, respectively.

Meanwhile, Crush shared his support but did not disclose the exact amount of his donation.

Others in the industry, such as BM of pop group KARD and rapper Tiger JK, all voiced their support for the Black Lives Matter movement, while DeVita called out other artists who appropriate Black culture for not standing up.

via @bigmatthewww

Feature Image (left) via @jparkitrighthere, (center) @chrissyteigen, (right) @eugeneleeyang

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