Teen Wolf star Arden Cho says she was the victim of an impending racist rant while walking her dog.
The 35-year-old actress revealed the troubling story in a text message on her Instagram account on Thursday.
In it, she alleges that a man called her a racist slur and threatened to kill her and her dog.
Scary Encounter: Teen Wolf star Arden Cho, 35, said she was approached Wednesday night by a man who used a racist slur against Asians and threatened to kill her and her dog; seen in 2016
“I’m gonna fucking kill you and your fucking dog [sic], ” she quoted the unknown man in her post.
“This, along with other obscenities, was yelled at me when I was out for a walk with my dog last night,” she explained.
‘I haven’t been this scared in years, he was a few feet away and started coming up to me. I grabbed Chewy and ran as fast as I could. I’m not crying anymore, but I’m still scared, I’m still trembling, ”she wrote.
Danger: “” I’m going to kill you and your goddamn dog [sic], ” she quoted the unknown man in her post
Self-defense: Cho said she now carries a knife when she has to go out in public, especially to walk her dog at night; still from Teen Wolf
She said the altercation took place the night before, adding that she now had a weapon with her in case she came face to face with an attacker.
‘I ran at night, I haven’t run for months. I still have to walk my dog, so I carry a knife when we go out at night, ”she continued.
‘I know how to fight, but I still don’t feel safe. I am young and fit, I shouldn’t be afraid, but I am. All my trauma as a child has returned as I watch our elders be beaten and killed.
‘I got kicked in the face until I passed out and was hospitalized, I was just a kid. I didn’t realize how much that incident shaped my life. How much fear have I always lived with, ”she added.
“Please, please #StopAsianHate, I can’t breathe,” Cho wrote in her caption.
‘It feels like I’m 10 again and I’m getting kicked to death. My mom called me and I couldn’t help but cry again. She’s so scared to walk out, even during the day. I’m sorry mom. She wants me to be strong. So I’ll try. Please help us. ‘
Violent: Cho also shared a Twitter thread about a teen repeatedly kicking her in the face when she was 10, leaving her unconscious and knocking out two of her front teeth; still from Teen Wolf
Swept under the rug: She believed it was a racist attack, but her family tried to move on, and police said the teen had nothing but “anger problems” and stopped his medication; pictured in January 2020
Cho later posted a lengthy thread on her Twitter account about an attack she suffered as a child that she attributed to racism.
According to her, she was hanging out with friends on a dead end street on the last day of school when she was 10 when a boy attacked her.
Out of nowhere a teenager kicked my front wheel and I fell to the ground, then he yelled at me and kicked me in the face. My two front teeth were knocked out, my bottom tooth chipped, my whole face was bloody and chafed, my arms and legs were all cut, ” she tweeted.
‘I didn’t know why it happened, but I thought I was getting kicked, I thought I was going to die. I was unconscious for a while, when I came to my mother was crying and my head was on her lap. Our neighbor took us to the hospital, ”she continued.
The actress said she spent most of the summer in the house recovering from her injuries, and her parents had not filed for any criminal action against the boy, while the police simply said he had “ anger issues ” and didn’t have his psychiatric medication taken.
Although she admitted that she no longer knew “what exactly he was yelling at me,” Cho said she thought it was a racist attack.
Starts in class: On her Insta Stories, she complained about irrelevant test questions about China for sixth graders who she said were racist
Later on Thursday, she asked another set of two questions about China’s political leadership and people she considered racist.
One question was asked about Chinese standards that seemed irrelevant to a sixth grade education, while another question focused on how Chinese President Xi Jinping was not democratically elected.
‘I grew up in Texas and had SO many racist teachers, that makes me SICK. These questions are outrageous on a 6th grade test @cfbisd. Children are brainwashed to be anti-Asian and racist, ‘she captioned the image.
In March, The Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism in California State, San Bernardino released a report finding that anti-Asian hate crimes were up 150 percent by 2020, even though overall hate crimes had fallen slightly.
The shocking rise was attributed to the coronavirus pandemic, which is believed to have first spread from China, causing many Americans to falsely blame people of Asian descent for the pandemic.
Danger: Cho’s Racist Encounter Story Comes After Hate Crimes Against Asians Rise 150 Percent During Coronavirus Pandemic