Arden Cho has revealed that she is the victim of a racially motivated attack.
The 35-year-old Teen Wolf actress took to her Instagram on Thursday (April 1) to detail how a man started screaming racist obscenities at her while she was walking her dog Chewy, recalling how the man said he was going to “motherf–king kill” her and her “f–king dog.”
“This along with other obscenities were screamed at me when I was outside walking my dog last night,” Arden wrote. “I haven’t been this scared in years, he was couple feet away & started coming towards me. I grabbed Chewy and ran as fast as I could. I’m not crying anymore but I’m still scared, I’m still shaking.”
Arden went on to share how scared she has been these past several months, amid the rise in Asian and Pacific Islander hate crimes.
“I used to run at night, I haven’t ran in months,” Arden continued. “I still have to walk my dog, so I carry a knife when we go out at night. I know how to fight but I still don’t feel safe. I’m young & fit, I shouldn’t be scared but I am.”
Arden then said that all of the racially motivated attacks across the country have brought back “all my trauma” she experienced as a child.
“All my trauma as a kid has been coming back as I’m watching our elders get beaten and killed. I’ve been kicked in the face till I was unconscious and hospitalized, I was only a child,” Arden recalled. “I didn’t realize how much that incident shaped my life. How much fear I’ve always lived with.”
In the post’s caption, Arden begged people to “please #StopAsianHate,” adding that her mom is “so scared to walk outside.”
“Please, please #StopAsianHate I can’t breathe. It feels like I’m 10 again & I’m being kicked to death,” Arden wrote. “My mom called me & I couldn’t help but start crying again. She’s so scared to walk outside, even in the day time. I’m sorry mom. She wants me to be strong. So I’ll try. Please help us.”
Just recently, this Asian-American actor gave an impassioned speech to end all of the anti-Asian violence.
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