Amid of the incline of hate crimes against the Asian community, Rihanna is showing her support.
On Sunday (April 4), the singer and business mogul participated in the Stop Asian Hate rally in New York City. Dressed in black leather, hat, sunglasses, Jordans, and mask, and unrecognizable RiRi blended with her fellow marchers and danced while holding up a sign that read “#StopAsianHate” and “Hate = Racism Against God!”.
Her assistant, Tina Truong, shared photos and footage of the rally with the caption “This is what solidarity looks like! #stopaapihate #stopasianhat #callitahatecrime”. She also shared a clip Ri giving a marcher her Instagram handle before he finally realized who the masked-star was.
Following last month’s Atlanta shooting that left eight people dead, six of whom were Asian descent, Rihanna spoke out on the violence. “What happened yesterday in Atlanta was brutal, tragic & is certainly not an isolated incident by any means”, she tweeted. “AAPI hate has been rampantly perpetuated & it’s disgusting! I’m heartbroken for the Asian community & my heart is with the loved ones of those we lost. The hate must stop.”