Awkwafina Slams 'Cruelty' Against Asian Over Trump's 'Chinese Virus' Remarks - MTO News

Awkwafina has addressed the increasing violence and racist commentary surrounding the coronavirus -- Asians have come under attack since President Trump repeatedly called it the "Chinese virus."

"Have been away working for the past few months in all of this devastation, and wanted to make double sure I was OK to travel before coming back home to the US," he post begins. In the post, the actress is seen wearing a black face mask.

"Haven't said much about this whole thing because mostly I am just saddened by it. I worry for those who are most at risk for serious illness, the elderly and those with pre-existing conditions. I am saddened by the rhetoric that has come out of this, and the cruelty that came as a result. I hope that while we self isolate and socially distance to stay safe, we also stay sane and calm. Wishing everyone a sense of peace during this batshit crazy time - I will be locking myself up for the next 2 weeks rewatching the Tiger King. Love you all ❤️❤️❤️"

Trump has refused to stop calling COVID-19 the "Chinese virus" because he says it started in China.