In the midst of the craziness that is coronavirus, celebrities have been taking the mandatory quarantine as a time to connect with fans through their social media accounts, more specially, through IG LIVE and their IG story.
Wednesday night, Karrueche Tran used her platform to speak out against the misconceptions surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. While many people are following orders and practicing social distancing, there are some who still haven’t taken the current events seriously. Even more so, there have been racial remarks made about the Asian community, some even coming from the “president” himself.
In a post made to her Instagram story, Karrueche said, “Xenophobia isn’t okay!! To target and discriminate, Asians is wrong!! There are Asians afraid to leave their homes. There are people who have already been hurt (I know ya’ll seen the video of the older Asian man). The coronavirus is not ‘The Chinese Virus!’ Let’s stop instilling more fear and hate. The world is struggling enough as it is. Please stop this!!”
The comments the actress is referring to, come from President Trump referring to coronavirus as “The Chinese Virus” in a recent press conference. When asked by a reporter why he continued to refer to the virus by that name, Trump responded: “Because it comes from China, I want to be accurate.”
CHECK OUT KARRUECHE’S POST AND TRUMP’S REMARKS BELOW: