the cast of Kung Fu, a new series from The CW that debuts on April 7, has gathered online to urge viewers to support the anti-racism movement aimed at Asians #StopAsianHate. The action is due to the fact that the number of attacks motivated by xenophobia on Asians and their descendants has grown a lot in the United States, especially after the beginning of the pandemic.
The video was shared directly on the broadcaster’s channel on YouTube, and the cast members talked about the new wave of hatred against Asians and their descendants and the concern they have for the safety of their family and friends. “I care about my family, I care about my friends, I care about my coworkers, I care about you guys,” Vanessa Kai said at the beginning of the video. Actor Tzi Ma revealed that he has also been the target of attacks: “Someone told me I should be quarantined.”
The cast’s expectation is that Kung Fu can help change people’s perspective. “It’s really an invitation into the lives of Asian American families,” said Olivia Liang. Shannon Dang added: “This is the first step for people from different backgrounds and communities to identify with each other.”
Kung Fu will be starring Liang and has a cast consisting of Tony Chung, Ludi Lin, Tzi Ma, Kheng Hua Tan, Jon Prasida, Gavin Stenhouse, Shannon Dang, Gwendoline Yeo and Eddie Liu.
The series is scheduled to premiere on April 7th.