After multiple Asian women were killed in a mass shooting, Sakura calls for community protection: "That could easily have been me, it could easily have been people you care about and love. Sakura has revealed her past as a sex worker in an emotional plea for her community's protection. The season 12 alum tweeted a statement early Thursday calling for an end to Asian hatred in the wake of the shooting, which left eight people — most of them of Asian descent — dead after a lone gunman traveled to three separate massage parlors in Georgia. Sakura said she had been working in massage up to her debut on the Emmy-winning reality competition series' 12th season at Rock m sakura naked top ofand that the fear of being abandoned by her community forced her to hide that part of her life. Though it is unclear whether those killed in Tuesday's shooting were sex workers, area police have said the year-old gunman informed authorities that the attacks were an attempt to eliminate a personal temptation of sex addiction versus being motivated by racism — a claim that drew intense criticism on social media in recent days. Still, the coverage inspired Sakura to speak about her past to inspire perspective in those around her — particularly those in the queer community.
In the wake of shootings at Georgia-based massage parlors, where the killer was reportedly heard saying that he would "kill all Asians" RuPaul's Drag Race season 12 contestant Rock M Sakura has opened up about her own experiences with sex work. Over the past year, the United States has seen an uptick in unprovoked violence against members of the Asian community. This increase ran in direct parallel to rhetoric pushed by Republicans — led by Donald Trump — blaming China for the virus at the center of the ongoing global pandemic.
As a result, a social media campaign began advocating an end to both the rhetoric and the violence.
He later told authorities that he committed the act in order to "eliminate" his "sex addiction. The statements showed evidence of racist fetishization, which the police have yet to publicly point out. Instead, they have hesitated saying the brazen attack was a result of race.
This comes as a local Korean publication reported the gunman screamed he would "kill all Asians. The tragedy has led many to speak out in support of Asian communities at large, but also specifically in support of Asian women and Asian sex workers. I want everyone to have perspective, that could easily have been me.
It could easily have been people you care about and love. How scared I am right now.
After this tweet, I hope you will all respect me enough to understand that I will talk about this further if I want to. But, also know I don't regret sex work and I don't feel shame now that I've come out publicly and said it. All Rights Reserved. Subscribe To Out Magazine.
Search form Search. Scroll To Top. The performer shared the story in the aftermath of shootings at Atlanta-based massage spas.
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