Actor Ken Jeong Donates $50,000 To Families Of Victims In Atlanta Shootings

In a great sign of goodwill, comedian Ken Jeong has donated $50,000 to the families of victims of the recent Atlanta-area spa shootings.

Kendrick Jeong made five $10,000 donations to the GoFundMe campaigns for the families of Soon Chung Park, Hyun Jung Grant, Suncha Kim, Xiaojie “Emily” Tan and Yong Yue.

NBC News confirmed that the donations came from the The Hangover actor Monday afternoon.

Jeong has been vocal about the hate crimes, and has spoken out against them himself.

“With regard to the situation in Atlanta and the shootings in Atlanta, my heart, thoughts and prayers go out to all affected,” he said during a virtual visit on Late Night with Seth Meyers.

“… It’s just a sign that with the Asian American community, enough is enough.”

Jeong, whose parents migrated to the U.S. from South Korea, also shared some of the fundraising campaigns to his Twitter account.

“The fact that even in this particular crime, there is debate whether this crime was racially motivated,” Jeong said.

“Asian American women are two times as likely to be assaulted in America. This was clearly, clearly racially motivated. This was clearly a hate crime.”

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."

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  1. Right – because its most important that we only offer help to victims, when we can get credit. and even more importantly, make sure you help people based on their race/ethnicity …

    -we are destroying ourselves with division from within. virtue doesn’t have a political cause.

  2. Bruh who cares? I pray for victims and families but a 8 person shooting is not a national tragedy. There were 10 white people killed in Colorado and nobody will care, and quite frankly it is also not a national tragedy. I think we all should drop all the pandering.

  3. Ken Jeong is worth 14 mil according to Cosmo so thats what we ‘know of’…he made a bullshit political statement and threw his equivalent of 5 dollars into the ‘hat of virtue’…cool, thanks man…i’m sure your 5 bucks will go to good use, and your words will certainly have a much heavier price….slow clap

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