“This is the first time that I have been physically harmed, even though racial remarks and hurtful actions were directed towards me in past,” she said. She added, saying she was shocked to learn of hate crimes happening to “everyday, regular people”, and she felt it important to spread awareness.
Karen received hundreds of positive comments, even from a fashion designer. Jasmine Chong who wrote, “Karen, I’m so sorry this happened. It was so terrible. “Sending you much love, and glad that you are okay.” X-Men actress Olivia MunnOne commenter said, “I’m so glad you’re secure.”