Olivia Munn issues a public plea to ‘Stop Asian Hate’

Olivia Munn is using her voice to shine a light on injustices against Asian Americans. In an Instagram post, The Newsroom alum issued a public plea for help and support towards the Asian community in the wake of ongoing hate crimes. "Stop Asian Hate," the post began. "Over the past few days, I've found myself at a loss for words at the rise of anti-Asian hate crimes. The racist, verbal and physical assaults have left my community fearful to step outside. These hate crimes have spiked since Covid and continue to increase even though we ask for help, even though we ask for more mainstream media coverage." The actress, whose mother is a Vietnamese immigrant, went on to describe several crimes that Asian Americans have suffered in the last week alone. Munn concluded her message by declaring the community's need for safety and concern. "To simply exist as a minority in this country is seen as a protest to some," she wrote. "We need help to be safe in our country." Munn's post was met with an outpouring of praise and gratitude.