Bowen Yang is speaking out about the violence against Asian Americans.
The 30-year-old actor and comedian made an appearance during the “Weekend Update” segment on Saturday Night Live on Saturday (March 27) to tell viewers to “do more” to stop anti-Asian racism.
“If someone’s personality is punching Asian grandmas, it’s not a dialogue. I have an Asian grandma, you want to punch her, there ain’t no common ground, mama,” Bowen said. “I see my friends donating and that’s great, but then I also tell them: do more. You’re ordering from Chinese restaurants? Great. Do more. Let me know when you feed your white kids chicken feet. You cried during ‘Minari’? Congrats. I was sobbing into my boner for Steven Yeun. Do more.”
“And why are you telling me you tipped your manicurist well?” he continued. “Let me know when you get on your knees and scrub her feet while she looks at your phone. Do more.”
Bowen also referenced Xiao Zhen Xie, the elderly Asian woman who fought back after she was attacked in San Francisco. People then set up a GoFundMe page for her, which raised almost $1 million. She now plans on donating the money to the Asian American community to combat racism.
“I’m just a comedian. I don’t have all the answers,” Bowen added. “But I’m not just looking for them online. I’m looking around me. The GoFundMe for Xiao Zhen Xie, the grandmother who fought back against her attacker raised $900,000, which she immediately gave back to the community. That’s where we are as Asians. Now come meet us there.”