Actors Simu Liu, George Takei and Ken Jeong have spoken out after 10 individuals have been killed and 10 extra have been wounded following a taking pictures at Monterey Park on Saturday night time.
They are amongst many mourning the victims of the tragedy, which unfolded inside the Star Ballroom Dance Studio on West Garvey Avenue, close to the location of a Lunar New Year competition held earlier that day.
“For those who are unfamiliar, Monterey Park is a city in LA County that is majority AAPI. It’s home of Asian American families, parents, grandparents, siblings, sons and daughters, aunts and uncles. All of whom were looking forward to celebrating the New Year this weekend,” tweeted Liu, star of Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.”
“I am shocked, saddened, angered, and heartbroken for the families who have been affected tonight. Please use the replies here to post more info as it comes out, as well as any verified fundraisers for the victims. I’d like to give what I can.”
“Star Trek” alum Takei and “Crazy Rich Asians” actor Jeong additionally took to Twitter to precise their sorrow and supply their sympathies to these straight affected by the violence.
“Just heard the horrifying news out of Monterey Park, CA. A whole community wracked by gun violence and death, on what should have been a joyous Lunar New Year celebration,” Takei wrote. “No motive is yet known. But we must act to end the ability of murderers to take so many lives so brutally.”
“My heart goes to all affected in #MontereyPark,” Jeong wrote. “Senseless. This needs to stop now.”