Japanese NBA Star Rui Hachimura Reveals He Gets Racist Remarks ‘Almost Every Day’

Rui Hachimura, the first Japanese player to be a first-round pick in an NBA Draft, revealed on Tuesday that he receives racist messages online “almost every day.”

Online hate: The 23-year-old Washington Wizards forward made the revelation via a comment on Twitter after his younger brother, Aren Hachimura, posted an image of an offensive message he received.

  • Aren, 21, received a direct message in Japanese that said he was “born by mistake” and that he “should die,” reported Clutch Points
  • According to AFP, the younger Hachimura wrote that while exposing the sender will not solve the problem, he wants people to spread awareness about racism. 
  • Rui replied in their native language that he also receives this kind of message almost every day. 

Fans express support: Following the Twitter exchange, fans posted their messages of support for the brothers in the thread.

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  • Some fans highlighted that there are still many who support them. 
  • Others expressed love and share positive messages for the siblings. 

About the brothers: Born to a Beninese father and a Japanese mother, the Hachimura siblings are talented athletes who have become prominent in Japan for their basketball careers. 

Featured Image via Washington Wizards

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