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Posted by olmal AKP STAFF Saturday, March 7, 2020

'80s hit singer and now a chef Lee Ji Yeon speaks out against Coronavirus driven racism

AKP STAFF

The '80s hit singer and now a chef Lee Ji Yeon spoke out against Coronavirus driven racism. 

Lee Ji Yeon debuted in 1987 and had many hit singles including "Wind, Please Stop Blowing". The singer later immigrated to the U.S. in the '90s and now works as a chef in Atlanta, Georgia. 

On March 6, Lee Ji Yeon openly criticized some of the racist remarks that she and her friend had to hear. 

Since the outbreak of coronavirus, numerous accounts of racism and xenophobia have been reported and documented on social media. While the world is combating with the pandemic, some people have to combat the discrimination triggered by the outbreak on top of the ongoing fight against the virus.  

 

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eottoke12,846 pts Saturday, March 7, 2020 1
Saturday, March 7, 2020

these people are not just racist. They’re also stupid and ignorant with the current situation about the corona virus. i wish they use their smartphones and take time to google about the virus instead of doing tiktok and twitter.

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universeblack715 pts Saturday, March 7, 2020 4
Saturday, March 7, 2020

well when i looked at the Instagram and saw where shes living i can understand why this happened, seeing Asians in masks is not common there and that state has a deep history of ignorance to things ^^" does that make it right of course not, but it does give insight as to why it unfortunately happened

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