Jeannie Mai is has decided to talk directly to the people spewing hateful and xenophobic comments towards her and her boyfriend and rapper, Jeezy.
Jeannie, who is American with parents from China and Vietnam, is being trolled about being a carrier of the coronavirus.
Fed up that her ethnicity is being used against her, she decided to take on the haters by saying: “When Jeezy and I were in Fashion Week just recently, and there were pictures posted, I saw in the comments on other blogs a couple of times like, ‘Don’t be catching that Corona, Jeezy’ or ‘She got that Corona that latched him in. And that’s so hurtful because there are people that are actually dying from this.”
She added: “I also heard that there are schools that are considering to quarantine Asian kids because they just want to keep it safe. I just want to say, and we know that misinformation coupled with fear leads to xenophobia, right? Xenophobia is a deep-rooted fear against foreigners. So, we just got to do better and know that when it comes to yourself, educate yourself so that you don’t give life to fear.”
The Real co-host Loni Love opted to show some love and support to her friend and the entire Asian community: “If you are Asian and you’re feeling something, I would recommend — I read that they said that you should actually talk about it and put out the stories because that’s how you — just like you know, on black Twitter we share our stories of racism, you guys need to do that too.”
Fans have stepped up to back Jeannie with one person saying: “SO HERE IT IS………She seems to be very happy, so as another woman, I can be happy for her, and since her cheating husband couldn’t find anything else to do except cheating and knock up another woman, why shouldn’t she be happy with this man ???!! As women, we have got to stop raining on other people’s parades and then ask ourselves, why do we do it????? Let folks be happy, and let’s not always look for the negative in everything. In 2020 let’s try to do better.”
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Another commenter claimed: “I’m mad jealous but happy for them at the same time 😂😂🤦🏾♀️. You gotta admit. This man is thoroughly happy. 🤣😂 He looks like he skips to and fro.”
Jeezy and the TV host became an item in September 2019 following he divorce from Freddy Harteis after ten years of marriage.