One of the world’s leading tennis stars, Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka has taken to her Twitter account to criticize the recent rise in hate crimes against Asians in the United States amid the Corona virus outbreak.
– If people love tea, anime, mochi, sushi, mozzarella as much as people love Asians … Imagine things that come from a culture as profit / enjoyment and then attack / downplay the ethnic group that created it – Osaka wrote by a Haitian father, Japanese Mother and has lived in the United States since the age of three.
If people loved Asian people just as much as they love bubble tea, anime, mochi, sushi, matsa etc … to profit / enjoy things that come from one culture and then attack / reduce the ethnic group that created it.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said last Monday that he was “deeply concerned” about the escalation of violence against Asians and people of Asian descent since the outbreak. The report comes after a shooting by a white suspect in Atlanta on March 16 in which six of the eight people killed were women of Asian descent.
– It’s very sad that this has to be a hashtag – Naomi Osaka mentioned on her Instagram account, #StopasianHate (Stop hating Asians).
– It should be common sense, but in this world public knowledge now seems to be extraordinary – he added.
At each round of the United States Tennis Open last summer, Osaka wore a mask in the name of a black victim of police brutality in the United States in support of the “Black Lives Matter” movement and the fight against racial injustice. The Japanese tennis player won the US Open in 2020 for the second time. In 2021, he also won the second championship of the Australian Open. Today, Osaka ranks second in the world tennis rankings.
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Naomi Osaka wins two Australian Open championships and aims to win gold at Tokyo Games – Photo: Andy Cheung / Getty Images