Fil-Am action star Dave Bautista slams anti-Asian haters
 
 
 
 
 
 

Fil-Am action star Dave Bautista slams anti-Asian haters

/ 10:15 AM May 17, 2021
Bautista has been openly criticizing people like Fox News’ Tucker Carlson and others who fan the flames of racial hatred, but he believes those voices are in the minority.

Bautista has been openly criticizing people like Fox News’ Tucker Carlson and others who fan the flames of racial hatred, but he believes those voices are in the minority. SCREENSHOT

Half-Filipino former WWE star Dave Bautista pushed back against anti-Asian hate, declaring to Yahoo! Entertainment,  “I’m very proud of my heritage. I’m very vocal about it.”

Bautista was angered by the increase in anti-Asian violence throughout the U.S.

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“I just don’t get prejudice, I don’t get bigotry,” he said. “I wasn’t raised with it — it’s so foreign to me. I don’t understand why people are so hateful over such superficial things.”

Bautista has been plugging his starring role in Zack Syder’s upcoming zombie-heist movie “Army of the Dead.”

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He hopes his portrayal of an Asian-American action hero can inspire: “I have a whole new sense of pride of this role.”

Bautista has been openly criticizing people like Fox News’ Tucker Carlson and others who fan the flames of racial hatred, but he believes those voices are in the minority.

“There are more people pushing back than there are people who want to be stuck in the past — it’s just that the people that are hateful and express bigotry are loud and aggressive,” Bautista explained.

“Most people who want peace, love and harmony want to shy away from that, because it’s unnecessary and low-class. I think there’s more of us just starting to be like, ‘We’re not going to let you be louder than us anymore. We’re tired of hearing from you, so we’re going to be louder than you, and you’re going to realize there’s more of us than there are you,” he added.

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