It hurt me deeply to see that Salt Lake’s @yumyumasian food truck was recently vandalized – I know the pain that hateful language and racism causes. With help from @identitygraphix we’ll be able to restore the truck and hopefully lift Ben and his family’s spirit!! #StopAsianHate pic.twitter.com/HLfzX7AaEc
— Jordan Clarkson (@JordanClarksons) June 9, 2021
Filipino American NBA Player and 2021 NBA sixth man of the year Jordan Clarkson assisted the victims of anti-Asian hate, this time a Filipino food truck owner vandalized with racist graffiti, with getting their truck restored. Clarkson paid for interior cleanup and detailing and offered financial assistance for the owners of World Famous Yum Yum Food Truck to get back in business. Vehicle wrap company Identity Graphx designed and provided a new look at no cost to the owners.
It was great to see Clarkson, who holds dual Philippine and American citizenship, use his visibility to help people and remind people that anti-Asian hate is real and ongoing. It was also great to see the local community, including the mayor and city council of Layton, Utah and local businesses like Identity Graphx, rally around the victims.
World Famous Yum Yum Food Truck will debut their new look as they reopen on June 12, which is also Philippine Independence Day. Layton police are offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the racist vandals.