Jamie Chung Wears Meaningful “Stop Asian Hate” Purse to SAG Awards

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Photo credit: Instagram
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From Cosmopolitan

Jamie Chung made a strong statement at the 2021 SAG Awards, pairing her red Oscar de la Renta dress with a custom-made Edie Parker clutch with the words “STOP ASIAN HATE” written in all-caps gold lettering.

“In some Asian cultures, the color red symbolizes joy, luck, and happiness,” the Lovecraft Country actress explained on Instagram. “In Korean culture, it symbolizes creation, passion, and power. I’m so proud of my history and heritage. And so very grateful to be a part of LOVECRAFT!”

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Jamie recently spoke to People about the devastating rise in hate crimes and violence against Asian Americans, saying, “Our community has become more of a target and people are dying. It’s terribly frightening, but there are many Asian activists, allies, and organizations that are doing great work to help combat anti-Asian hate. We can all do our part to help educate and advocate for each other. We can’t let up until we see real systemic change for all communities of color.”

She also offered advice for Asian American creators wanting to pursue storytelling, saying, “Start writing and have the courage to tell your story. Keep creating and be specific because your experience is specific. Don’t tell a story of what you think the audience wants to hear, tell your story because it’s uniquely yours and I bet you a million dollars that it will move other people who can empathize or relate. It all starts with the writer, so I encourage more people to write.”

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