Daniel Dae Kim is asking Twitter users to help James Hong get his own Hollywood star after CNN shined a spotlight on the 91-year-old actor’s work in the entertainment industry.
Kim tweeted that the veteran actor deserved his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, AsAm News reported.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again:
James Hong deserves a Star on the #Hollywood Walk of Fame.
I’ve already started the nomination process.
Who’s with me? #StarForJamesHong @WalkofFameStar
— Daniel Dae Kim (@danieldaekim) August 3, 2020
“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: James Hong deserves a Star on the #Hollywood Walk of Fame,” Kim said. “I’ve already started the nomination process. Who’s with me?”
Born in Minnesota to Chinese immigrants, Hong has over 500 credits to his name. He appeared in several iconic films and TV series, including “Seinfeld,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “Blade Runner,” “Kung Fu Panda” and the 1998 Disney classic “Mulan.”
Many personalities in the movie industry quickly rallied behind Kim’s plan to help Hong get the recognition he deserves. Comedian Ken Jeong, actor Harry Shum Jr. and American stand-up comedian Amy Hill expressed their support.
RT @danieldaekim Many of you asked how you could help get James Hong a ⭐️on The Hollywood Walk of Fame, so here’s officially how! Click below. Let’s work together to spread the word & make this happen! #StarforJamesHong @parkrandall @MingNa ❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/FxGueuea2d
— Ken Jeong (@kenjeong) August 6, 2020
How do I help make this happen? Much deserved.
— Harry Shum Jr (@HarryShumJr) August 4, 2020
He doesn’t have one??!! A travesty!
— Amy Hill (@amyhillactor) August 4, 2020
Where do I sign?
— Thorne_Identity (@GeoffThorne) August 4, 2020
Where do I sign?
— Adele Lim (@adeleBlim) August 4, 2020
Count me in.
— Dana Lee (@actordanalee) August 6, 2020
Grateful that I got to play the incomparable James Hong’s grandson on an episode of “Bones”.
— Leonard Wu (@iamleonardwu) August 2, 2020
After receiving much attention to his tweet, Kim launched a GoFundMe campaign to help Hong. However, it was short-lived as the crowdfunding platform did not allow any donations for Kim’s campaign.
Sorry folks. @gofundme is not allowing donations to be made and are not responding to our emails to try and resolve the problem. So sorry to those of you who are trying to donate. We’ll keep you posted as soon as they respond!
— Daniel Dae Kim (@danieldaekim) August 6, 2020
Featured Image via @danieldaekim (left), Getty (right)