By Mimi Chen, AsAmNews Staff Writer
“This is not ok,” said DJ Cam Girl, a high energy disc jockey said about the rise in anti-Asian hate.
She’s one of nearly one dozen performers scheduled for the I Hate Being Hated virtual concert on June 13.
The virtual fundraiser is being presented by promoters Joy Ruckus Club and 400 Dayze thru their continuing partnership with the streaming service Sessions.
The event is a fundraiser for ‘Stand with Asian Americans,’ an organization devoted to stopping violence against the Asian community. The event is free, although participants are encouraged to make donations to the organization thru the Sessions merch store.
I Hate Being Hated features LA based comedian and actor Tim Chantarangsu, formerly known as Timothy DeLaGhetto and in-demand Bronx rapper Maliibu Miitch, whose hits include Give Her Some Money, and her cover of Lil’ Kim’s Crush on You. The lineup also includes Ted Park x Parlay Pass, Afgan, Ian Chang, C-Tru (host + performer), V8Muzik (host + performer), Geoff Ong (host + performer), and Portland Taiko.
“Growing up, being Asian was not cool. I was called a chink, I was made fun of for bringing “smelly” food to lunch, I’ve had instances of people yelling “ching chong” at my mother and me out in public, DJ Cam Girl said to AsAmNews.
“Our Asian brothers and sisters being physically attacked on the streets is NOT OK. We will not be bystanders in this dire situation. I’m thankful that we as Asians now have the voice to make some noise for some seriously needed change. We must work together to #STOPAAPIHATE. This is our country too. Stop hating us.”
Stand with Asian Americans is committed to stopping the violence against the Asian community and inspiring a generation of Asian American activists to create a movement towards equity and justice for all. Their partner, the Asian Pacific Fund has been dedicated to supporting the Bay Area’s most vulnerable Asian and Pacific Islanders for nearly 30 years. An impressive list of high powered tech executives and celebrities have aligned themselves with the Stand With Asian Americans campaign including Steve Chen, Co-Founder of YouTube; Tony Xu, CEO of DoorDash; Jerry Yang, co-founder of Yahoo; Sundar Pichai, CEO of Alphabet; Jeremy Lin, professional basketball player; and many more.
Speakers making video statements include several key influencers and organizations such as actor and director Tina Huang, director and writer Steve Nguyen, Instagram influencer Trisha V., and YouTube star and storyteller Leonie Sii.
The stream can be accessed thru this link from 4-10 pm Eastern Time on June 13:
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