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‘It came out of nowhere’: ‘The Boys’ star Karen Fukuhara says she was victim of hate crime attack

  • Japanese American actress Karen Fukuhara, known for her roles in “Suicide Squad” and “The Boys,” posted on her Instagram yesterday, March 16, that she had been struck in the head earlier that day in what she described as a “hate crime.”
  • “It came out of nowhere,” wrote Fukuhara. “[The attacker and I] made no eye contact before, I wasn’t doing anything out of the ordinary. It came to my surprise and my hat flew off.”
  • Fukuhara went on to say that while she had previous experience with “racial slurs and hurtful actions,” it was the first time she was “harmed physically.”
  • Several of her “The Boys” castmates, including Chace Crawford and Jack Quaid, let Fukuhara know they were there for her, commenting with heart emojis and messages of support.
  • Notable Asian American actors Daniel Dae Kim, Olivia Munn and Arden Cho also posted comments offering their sympathies.
  • Fukuhara’s attack is the latest in a series of attacks against Asian American women, and comes just a few days after a 67-year-old woman in Yonkers, New York, was punched over 125 times in the face

“The Boys” and “Suicide Squad” star Karen Fukuhara has said she was attacked in what she describes as a “hate crime.”

Fukuhara, 30, disclosed on her Instagram page yesterday, March 16, that she had been “struck in the head” earlier that same day by a stranger while walking to a cafe to get coffee.