Anecdota

Laughter is the Best Medicine

Local actor using humor to raise awareness of anti-Asian coronavirus discrimination


HAD A CHANCE TO SPEAK TO A
LOCAL MAN BEHIND A VIRAL VIDEO
MEANT TO CALL OUT THAT KIND OF
DISCRIMINATION. IT HAS GOT A CATCHY BEAT AND IS
MEANT TO MAKE YOU SMILE BUT IT
IS MEANT TO MAKE YOU THINK.>>ONCE THERE WAS A CASE OF THE
CORONAVIRUS COMING TO THEU.S. WE
KNEW THE FEAR WAS GOING TO GET
OVERBLOWN. NICHOLE: AND MICHAEL AND TEA ARE
THE DUO BEHIND THE 62ND VIDEO.>>WE ARE ALMOST AT ONE MILLION. NICHOLE: IT IS CALLED COUGHING
WHILE ASIAN AND PUTS A SPIN ON
THE DISCRIMINATION SOME
ASIAN-AMERICANS ARE STARTING TO
EXPERIENCE IN REACTION TO
CORONAVIRUS.>>TEA AND I, WE WANTED TO SPIN
THIS ISSUE ON ITS HEAD AND
MAKE IT RIDICULOUS TO SHOW HOW
PEOPLE ARE REACTING. WE HAVE THOUSANDS OF COMMENTS
WHO THINK THIS HAS HAPPENED TO
ME. NICHOLE: THE GOAL IS TO USE
HUMOR TO PUT FEAR INTO
PERSPECTIVE.>>WE WANTED TO SHOW THAT HOW
RIDICULOUS AND OVERBLOWN THE
FEAR IS. YES, IT IS A DANGEROUS FIRES BUT
THE FLU HAS KILLED EXPONENTIALLY
MORE PEOPLE. NICHOL AND REMINDER, THERE IS
ONE CONFIRMED CASE OF THE
CORONAVIRUS IN THE STATE OF
MASSACHUSETTS. COMPARED TO THE HUNDREDS OF
CONFIRMED FLU CASES IN BOSTON
ALONE.

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