Disney released a video on YouTube featuring employees sharing their personal experiences to raise awareness in stopping Asian hate.
- More than 40 Disney employees share their personal experiences in the video above, to raise awareness, challenge stereotypes, inspire change, and call for action in stopping Asian hate.
- Hate crimes against Asian Americans have spiked 169% in 2020 despite an overall decline in hate crimes.
- Through the six-minute video, you hear personal stories of the struggle for both the employees and their families while growing up, and in the situation we currently find ourselves in with the rise in hate crimes across the country.
Other Walt Disney Company News:
- In a special episode of What’s Up, Disney+, hosts Jenny and Andre sat down with Disney Legend Lea Salonga to talk about her career in theater, her performances in Aladdin and Mulan, and more serious topics like representation and the recent hate crimes toward the AAPI community.
- The cast of Raya and the Last Dragon share the importance of representing Asian characters now more than ever. At a time when anti-Asian hate crimes have increased in the United States, having an animated major motion picture inspired by Southeast Asian culture and with an Asian voice cast arrives when we need it most.
- Back in February, The Walt Disney Company released a message denouncing the violence against Asian-American Pacific Islanders that has been going on across the United States.