Thursday, April 15, 2021

Jeremy Lin responds to shoots at Atlanta spa, offers words of encouragement to Asian community

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Jeremy Lin continues to use his platform to speak out against Asian hatred.

The former NBA guard offered words of encouragement and hope on Tuesday night after spa shoots in the Atlanta area eight people were killed, many of them Asian women.

Lin tweeted:

It’s so heartbreaking … praying for our world. To my Asian American family, please take the time to cry, but know that you are loved, seen and IMPORTANT. We must continue to stand up, speak out, come together and fight for change. We cannot give up hope !! #StopAsianHate

Lin, a Taiwanese American, outwardly supports the Stop Asian Hate movement, which has grown in recent months as the country faces a surge in Asian hate crimes in many communities.

The suspect in the shooting was apprehended 150 miles south of Atlanta.

Lin last played in the NBA in 2019 for the Toronto Raptors and is currently with the Santa Cruz Warriors in the NBA G-League.



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