Actress Karen Fukuhara has revealed she was recently a victim of a hate crime after being struck in the head by a man.
On Wednesday, March 16, the 30-year-old actress, best known for her roles in The Boys and Suicide Squad, said in post on social media she was randomly attacked by man while walking to a café.
“I was walking to a café for some coffee and a man struck me in the back of my head. It came out of nowhere. We made no eye contact before, I wasn’t doing anything out of the ordinary,” she said.
“This is the first time I’ve been harmed physically, although racial slurs and hurtful actions have been directed to me in the past,” she added.
Fukuhara said she decided to share news of her attack to help raise awareness of hate crimes against Asian Americans.
“I write this, because I’ve had conversations with multi-racial friends of mine that had no idea these hate crimes happen to everyday, regular people – people that they share meals with. I felt it was important to raise awareness. Ultimately, I know I got lucky,” she said.
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