- Tiktok user @jermbarrett sparked controversy online with K-pop fans for his video where he attempts to ask out NMIXX member Sullyoon.
- In the video, Barrett introduces himself in Korean and says to Sullyoon, “Yeah, if you’re in L.A. for a long time, I’d like to take you out to dinner,” to which the idol then turns to bow with her group and say farewell without responding to Barrett.
- Barrett was attending a private business party function where NMIXX was in attendance off the heels of their KCON LA 2022 headlining performance in August.
- He has limited the comments on his videos and set his Instagram to private.
- Other comments highlight that he does not appear to be a K-pop fan and was given priority by KCON over press and journalists.
K-pop fans are outraged after a TikTok user posted a video of himself attempting to ask out Sullyoon from the girl group NMIXX.
In a now-deleted video by TikTok user @jermbarrett that has since been reposted on Twitter, Barrett is seen at a party where the JYP Entertainment girl group was also in attendance. In the video, he says, “Alright, this is NMIXX. I’m going to ask her out to dinner in Korean.” He then walks over to Sullyoon and introduces himself in Korean. She politely bows and shakes his hand.
- A sixth-grade student identified only as Emma is an Asian immigrant enrolled at George J. Ryan Junior High School in Queens, New York.
- Emma has reportedly been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after being harassed and assaulted by four of her male peers over a week ago.
- “Despite several witnesses’ accounts, the incident was neglected and not fairly treated by the school till today,” City Council 2021 candidate Yi Chen wrote on Sunday. “It is also reported that there have been two or three other bullying [incidents] in the school.”
A sixth-grade Asian student has reportedly been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after being assaulted by four male schoolmates in New York City a little more than a week ago.
The student, identified only as Emma, is an immigrant currently enrolled at George J. Ryan Junior High School (J.H.S. 216) in Fresh Meadows, Queens. She has limited English proficiency.
After being berated with racial slurs for not wearing a mask, an Indian man is pursuing charges against a Taiwanese man for “public insult, embarrassment, and verbal abuse.”
On April 29 at 2:40 p.m., the Indian man, a 36-year-old entrepreneur who asked to be identified only as “Mike,” was grabbing a coffee with an Indian national friend at Louisa Coffee in Hsinchu, Taiwan, reported Taiwan News. A Taiwanese man sitting near Mike then approached him, demanding that he put on a mask.
- Los Angeles-based director, producer and cinematographer Alan Dang has come under fire for his alleged pattern of abusive and manipulative behaviors.
- Singer-songwriter and actor Megan Lee first exposed Dang’s actions on March 12, accusing him of disrespecting her boundaries and attempting to sabotage her relationship with her boyfriend.
- Actor and TikTok influencer Shuang Hu also came forward to accuse Dang of crossing boundaries and fabricating stories.
- A third individual who claimed to have known Dang personally “for years” corroborated the accounts of his alleged behavior and pointed out that he has never acknowledged his mistakes.
- Dang has yet to publicly respond to the allegations.
A Los Angeles-based director, producer and cinematographer is in hot water, as allegations about his “abusive” and “manipulative” behavior were shared to social media last week.
Alan “Airbender” Dang describes himself as having an “acute eye for detail who specializes in collaborations with clients to bring their visions to life.” He is currently a free agent as per his LinkedIn profile.
Small business owner shuts down her store in Chicago after $30,000 burglary and anti-Asian ‘harassment’
- A small business in Chicago is permanently closing after falling victim to a recent burglary and enduring constant harassment.
- On March 19, an unidentified burglar stole more than $30,000 of merchandise from the store, Jessica’s Boutique, including designer sunglasses and clothes.
- The store owner, Jessica Nguyen, said that since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, she had been receiving “a lot of harassment” despite the shop being located in a “very good area.”
- Nguyen is now hoping to sell all the store’s products by the end of the year and renovate the space into something different.
A small business owner in Chicago has made the decision to permanently close her shop after a recent burglary and constant harassment.
Jessica Nguyen, the owner of Jessica’s Boutique, located in Chicago’s West Beverly neighborhood, recently fell victim to a robbery that caused her to lose over $30,000.
‘Cowardly and unconscionable’: Olivia Munn and Asian American women speak out after racist Zoombombing
- An online gathering of Asian American women and allies aiming to tackle anti-Asian hate that was organized by the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum and included actress Olivia Munn was interrupted by a racist Zoombombing.
- Munn said the Zoombomber “momentarily disrupted” the gathering but didn’t stop the group’s conversation.
- “Cheap tactics like these won't stop our quest for equality, equity and to stop Asian hate,” Munn wrote.
An online gathering of Asian American women and allies, including actress Olivia Munn, aimed to tackle anti-Asian hate but was interrupted by racist Zoombombing.
The “Newsroom” and “X-Men: Apocalypse” star posted on Instagram that she and a group of Asian American women were hosting a virtual Lunar New Year event on Monday about “how to stop anti-Asian hate” when the gathering was “targeted by a zoom bombing of horrific, violent, racially charged images and audio.”
New York police are looking for a man accused of verbally attacking an elderly bus rider with anti-Asian statements earlier this year.
The details: The incident occurred inside an M15 bus heading south at 2nd Avenue at East 68th Street just before 11:30 a.m. on April 23.
The woman who set up a petition calling out James Corden’s “Spill Your Guts” segment revealed she received death threats and racist messages.
What happened: Instagram influencer Kim Saira, who is of Filipino and Chinese descent, told NextShark that she regularly wakes up to hateful messages, including ones encouraging suicide, since starting the petition three weeks ago.
‘I Have 3 Kids, They Can’t Go to Sleep’: Asian Family Vandalized, Harassed by Teens for DAYS in Canada
A Chinese Canadian family has lived in fear for nearly a month since a group of teenagers began following them and targeting their home in Oakville, Ontario.
What happened: Charles Wu says it all started on June 4, when he and his wife went for an after-dinner stroll and came across a group of teens. When they got back, one of their children — who was in the house — saw someone following them and called their attention.
A woman was captured on video spitting at employees of a hot dog joint in San Jose, Calif. on Tuesday afternoon.@alilseulijust because the staff politely asked her to put on her mask 🙄🙄 ##foryoupage ##karen ##karengonewild ##viral♬ original sound – i
A woman has gone viral on Chinese social media after hitting her boss with a mop over inappropriate text messages.
What happened: The woman, a government worker from northeastern China who has been identified only as Zhou, was caught on video fighting back after her boss had allegedly harassed her, the New York Times reported.
A video showing an Asian man in a wheelchair getting verbally harassed and spat on has sparked outrage on social media, with many calling to bring the unseen offender to justice.
The incident, which went viral on Instagram this week, reportedly occurred at NYC Health + Hospitals/Coler, a short-term rehabilitation and long-term nursing facility in Roosevelt Island, New York.