Daniel Wu Offers $15K Award for Information On Anti-Asian Attack
Last month, an 89-year-old Cantonese-speaking woman was attacked by two men in Brooklyn, New York City. The two men did not speak to her during the attack. One of them slapped her on the face, while another poured kerosene on her back and set her on fire. Fortunately, the elderly senior was able to put out the flames quickly. She did not suffer any burns.
To this day, the two men who had attacked her are unknown. Chinese American actor Daniel Wu (吳彥祖) has offered $15,000 US dollars for information that can lead to the arrest of the two perpetuators.
The additional $15,000 will be added to a $15,000 reward fund already established by rapper MC Jin (歐陽靖) for the board of Homecrest Community Services (HCS), totaling $30,000. The HCS provides services to seniors and immigrants in south Brooklyn.
“I was appalled when I saw the news that a [89-year-old] grandmother was struck and set on fire in a racially motivated attack,” said Daniel. “This attack must be classified as a hate crime and be treated that way by the police department as they continue to investigate. We all need to stand up against hateful actions like this and bring the perpetrators to justice.”
MC Jin thanked Daniel for the support and assistance, writing on Instagram: “Thank you brother for your generosity and being a voice for our community.”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.
MC JIN Daniel WU are really awesome ! Thanks for supporting our community.
Geez! Why would you want to attack an 90 years old grandma? The article didn’t explain why the grandma got attack and hopefully those two crazy man will get arrested soon. Did Mc Jin moved to New York? Daniel Wu has such a good heart!!
@cutie777 She was specifically targeted. Police wouldn’t rule it as race related because the attackers didn’t say any derogatory remarks during the vicious attack.
Poor lady didn’t even tell her family what happened until the next day because she didn’t want her kids to worry.
@mike what a strong brave lady she is! And by the sound of it, very smart and sharp! Able to put the fire quickly!
It’s cowardly to attack an elderly! I’m glad to see actors stand up for the community, Daniel has proven time and time again that he’s such a good man! I’ve always like him as an actor!
Appalling and disgusting racist attack!!!
China Mac has also been leading the way to help with what he can. He organised rallies and gofundme for what happened to the elderly grammar. Props to more Asian stepping up to help bring awareness.
awful news it can be anyone of us I sure they caught those guys and put them where they belong, its a very nice gesture for both of these guys you can also feel their bromance in the song HK Superstars!
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