Iconic singer Barbra Streisand has revealed her second mother when she was growing up in Brooklyn as she showed her support for Asian-American people amid the ‘stop Asian hate’ movement.
Asian-Americans have been living in fear for months due to the rising wave of racism, hatred, violence, and rhetoric. The killing of eight people, including four South Korean and six Asian women, in the recent horrific incident in Atlanta, and the association of a pandemic in China with racial causes further surprised and horrified this stigmatized community.
There has always been a strong bond between Barbra Streisand and Muriel Choy. The singer mentioned that Choy and her husband Jimmy were very helpful to her while growing up in Brooklyn.
The 78-year-old singer said she saw her as her second mother and was babysitting for her two youngest daughters, Debbie and Pam. She said that these crimes against Asians broke her heart while she said that Muriel had a special place in her heart.
Here’s what Barbra Streisand said:
“When I was growing up in Brooklyn, Muriel Choy was like a second mother to me. I babysat for her two little girls Debbie and Pam and worked in their Chinese restaurant. She has a special place in my heart. These crimes against Asian people break my heart. Here we are at the New York premiere of A Star Is Born, with her husband Jimmy Choy.”
See the Instagram post below.