Posted by Germaine-Jay Saturday, February 13, 2021

BTOB's Peniel speaks out against rising racism against Asian-Americans


BTOB's Peniel spoke out against the rising racism against Asian-Americans.

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, racism and racially-motivated attacks against Asian-Americans have been on the rise. This past January, a young man shoved 84-year-old Vicha Ratanapakdee while he was out for a morning walk in San Francisco, and he eventually died due to his injuries. In the past few weeks, a 91-year-old Chinese man in San Francisco was pushed into the sidewalk from behind in an unprovoked attack. These attacks are raising concerns over anti-Asian violence and harassment that some Asian-American community leaders allege were spurred on by references to the coronavirus as "the China virus" or "Kung Flu."

To show his support for Asian-Americans, Peniel spoke up on his Instagram story, writing, "Asians must be included in our anti-racism."

With artists like Jay Park previously showing public support for the 'Black Lives Matter' movement, it seems like the BTOB member also wants to show his solidarity with Asian-Americans.

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monke1,839 pts Saturday, February 13, 2021 5
Saturday, February 13, 2021

thanks trump!

and people still think his big mouth has no consequence.


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bast_rd2,348 pts Saturday, February 13, 2021 0
Saturday, February 13, 2021

The video of Vicha Ratanapakdee is literally heartbreaking. Honestly, it made me feel sick to my stomach. The teen perpetrator sprinted at Vicha and shoved him as hard as he absolutely could before slowly sauntering away. Vicha had seen him approaching and had been backing away; he looked right in the face of his killer, and the teen didn't even falter in his step. That kind of attack would hurt even someone who was young and healthy, let alone an 84 year old. That teen needs to face serious consequences. Often in cases involving teen perpetrators I feel there should be lenience but this case makes it hard. The poor man... his family... how awful. And then the perpetrators grandmother thinking he should walk free? Fuck her. Fuck him.

I'm glad Peniel is speaking out about racism. He's always been a good egg.



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