Malaysia has made headlines internationally again. The recent public caning of a Malaysian lesbian couple has been reported by ABC, BBC, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, CNN, and more.
Not only are local celebrities using their platform to speak out on this injustice, but this news has even reached Hollywood. One of them was Dirk Blocker, who tweeted on the issue this morning (Tuesday, 4th September).
“Boycott Malaysian products until the government there stops torturing people for living their lives,” the 61-year-old actor wrote on his Twitter page. He was urging netizens to shun products made from Malaysia as a protest to laws here against people engaging in same-sex relations.
In the award-winning NBC comedy series “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”, Blocker plays Detective Hitchcock, a police officer who works in the fictional New York police precinct. The popular TV show also stars Andy Samberg, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Stephanie Beatriz, and more.
Boycott Malaysian products until the government there stops torturing people for living their lives.
— Dirk Blocker (@DirkBlocker) September 3, 2018
As aforementioned, Malaysian entertainers (Alicia Amin, Adibah Noor) and politicians (Khairy Jamaluddin, Hannah Yeoh) have spoken out against the inhumane act of public canning. Read what they had to say here.
Source: Dirk Blocker’s Twitter.