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Chrissy Teigen Asks for Support for Asian-Americans in Powerful Interview

It makes sense that Chrissy Teigen deleted Twitter, because she's got powerful statements that require more than 280 characters.

The 35-year-old model and mother-of-two was a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, where she talked about racism against the Asian-American and Pacific Islander community, and ways in which everyone can help.

Check out the full video here.

In the clip, Clarkson asked Teigen to comment on the nationwide protests that have formed in response to increasing violence against Asians. Teigen said, "What's been happening has been incredible. I think a lot of people have been reaching out to me and wondering how they can help, what they can do. And I love to post tangible things that people can do." Teigen has taken to sharing information on her Instagram account, where she has posted graphics about "How to Be an Ally + Help Asian Americans Fight Anti-Asian Racism."

However, Teigen commented on the increasing violence, saying, "I think we just came out of a long line of politicians that put a target on Asian people's backs by calling [COVID-19] 'the China virus.' I automatically think of when my mom's without me, 'How do people look at her? How do people treat her?' A lot of mothers and fathers are being targeted around the country and it is so obvious to me what the motive is."

In order to solve these issues, Teigen believes the answer lies in everyday people supporting individuals, businesses and organizations as they can. "If people can just reach out in any way to support the Asian-American community, AAPI in general. There's Stop AAPI Hate, which is a wonderful organization to donate to, and an organization called 18 Million Rising is really incredible. But also, it's little things like supporting Asian-owned businesses around you, supporting your local Chinatown."

Teigen joins a long line of AAPI celebs, including Lana Condor and Sandra Oh, who have been using their platforms to speak on these issues and call for support for their communities.

We fully support you, ladies.

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