Recently, The President of The United States called coronavirus a ‘Chinese virus’ and his comment took social media by storm and was termed as racist. Although yesterday, he defended his statement and said, “It’s not racist at all.” A few days ago, two guys on a bike called out at singer and actor Meiyang Chang and called him coronavirus due to his ethnicity.

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Talking about the same with TOI, Meiyang revealed how he wanted to give to these guys but stayed quiet knowing there’s no point to it. “I go for a jog every day near my house in Mumbai. The other day, two guys sped past me on a bike, screaming ‘corona’ and laughing. I wanted to scream back and hurl the choicest of gaalis, but I didn’t see any point in it. How do you punish people for their stupidity or ignorance? Over the years, I have become used to these comments and yes, they are hurtful. I try to move on and be optimistic, but it does affect you.”

Meiyang Chang Faces Racism Over Ethnicity; Reveals Of Being Trolled As 'Corona'
Meiyang Chang Faces Racism Over Ethnicity; Reveals Of Being Trolled As ‘Corona’

He further added, “He added, “Of late, my friends have been teasing me saying, ‘Chang se door raho’. Of course, I know that they don’t mean any harm and there’s no ulterior motive; it’s all in good fun. Trouble starts when random people do it with malicious intent.”

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He also spoke about the incident when someone called him coronavirus in his comments section and he blurred their names and shared it on social media. “Just a few days ago, I had complimented a friend on Instagram, but a few guys who had nothing to do with me or her, called me ‘coronavirus’ in the comments section. I took a screenshot of those comments, blurred their names as I don’t believe in public shaming, and shared it on my page. Later, they apologised to me and I let it pass.”

Well, we are all in this together and passing such mean comments on each other is not going to help us. So, act educated and kind.

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