Jeannie Mai Speaks On Fans Who Urged Jeezy Not To “Catch Coronavirus” From Her

‘The Real’ co-host and Young Jeezy girlfriend Jeannie Mai addressed fans trolling the couple on social media, with some urging Jeezy not to catch the deadly coronavirus by presumably dating Mai, who is of Asian descent, falsely implying that Mai has the virus and could pass it on to Jeezy just because she is Asian-American.

“When Jeezy and I were in Fashion Week just recently and there were pictures posted, I saw in the comments on other blogs a couple of times like, ‘Don’t be catching that Corona, Jeezy,'” said Mai. “And that’s so hurtful because there are people actually dying from this.”

She continued, “I also heard that there are schools considering quarantining Asian kids because they just want to keep it safe. We know that misinformation coupled with fear leads to xenophobia. Xenophobia is a deep-rooted fear against foreigners. We just got to do better. Educate yourself so that you don’t give life to fear.”

The coronavirus is on the increase and slowly expanding internationally after quickly spreading throughout the Chinese city of Wuhan, however, people of Asian descent are not predisposed to having the virus just because they are Asian.

Unfortunately, that’s a myth that has been disseminating across social media.

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