Tennis great Naomi Osaka condemns anti-Asian hate

Naomi Osaka joins 2019 Nobel Peace Prize nominee to condemn anti-Asian violence

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Grand slam tennis champ Naomi Osaka made headlines for calling out the killings of Blacks at the hands of police. Now she’s taking to social media to condemn anti-Asian attacks.

“The amount of hate, racism, and blame for COVID towards the Asian community is disgusting,” she tweeted. “The fact that this topic is not very widely covered makes me concerned. I only found videos and information because I was scrolling through my IG feed and by some algorithm it appeared.”

Osaka also retweeted a post by Nobel Peace Prize nominee Amanda Nguyen about anti-Asian violence and killings.

Osaka on the same day also tweeted about racial hatred directed toward Asians when it comes to speech.

Osaka brought much attention to the Black Lives Matter movement when she wore different facemasks dedicated to different blacks killed in police shootings.

Now with this weeks’ Australian Open which began Sunday, she is drawing similar attention to Asian Americans.

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