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.