'Being Asian here is terrifying': Korean gamer describes racism in US

San Francisco (AFP) – A South Korean professional video gamer has described the “unspeakable” racism he has suffered while based in Texas in a clip that has gone viral on social media, sparking condemnation of the abuse. The United States has seen a surge in anti-Asian violence in the past year, which activists have blamed on former President Donald Trump’s rhetoric, especially his repeated description of Covid-19 as the “China virus”. Lee Eui-seok, who plays the game Overwatch for the team Dallas Fuel under the name Fearless, said in a Q&A on streaming platform Twitch that this was the first …

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