Popstar and beauty business mogul Rihanna attended an anti-Asian hate protest with her assistant this past Sunday, USA Today reports.
BET posted a video of the 33-year-old star attending the protest on Twitter. She was carrying a sign that read “STOP ASIAN HATE” on one side and “HATE = RACISM AGAINST GOD” on the other, according to People Magazine.
Rihanna’s assistant Tina Truong also posted clips of Rihanna at the protest on Instagram, captioning the post, “This is what solidarity looks like!”
Rihanna was also captured giving her Instagram handle to a fellow protestor, who appeared shocked to be meeting the pop star, according to People Magazine.
Truong told USA Today that the cause is close to her heart, adding that Rihanna felt compelled to act.
“This cause hit close to home for me being Vietnamese American and Rih is very vocal when it comes to bringing awareness to injustices, domestic and global,” Truong told USA TODAY in a statement. “We’ve attended protests together before so when we heard about this one, we both felt compelled to take action again. There wasn’t a second thought to it, we just made our signs and hit the street.”
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