A shipwrecked man from Survivor: Fiji was rushed to hospital Thursday, October 14th after being assaulted that morning in Santa Monica, California. Piper Michelle Yi (her middle name Michelle on the show) was the victim of an anti-Asian hate crime, according to Inside Pulse’s TV editor Murtz Jaffer. Here’s what you need to know.
Jaffer reports that Yi was attacked with a knife and a baton
In a Twitter thread, Jaffer, who is also the former host of Canada’s Reality Obsessed, reported that Yi was attacked on the morning of Thursday October 14th[ed] to be an anti-Asian hate crime. “
“Some unfortunate breaking news. My friend @pipermichelle from #survivor #survivorfiji was attacked Thursday morning in Santa Monica. The attack appears to be an anti-Asian hate crime and she was taken to hospital after being stabbed and beaten with a metal pipe, “Jaffer wrote, adding in a subsequent tweet,” She was released from hospital with stitches on the right Half of the face after a pipe attack and recovers at home. “
The post included photos of Yi with stitches in her eyebrow and one blackened eye.
The “Survivor” scholarship holder Peih-Gee Law spoke to Jaffer via SMS and published these texts to her own Twitter accountwho added that an elderly Asian man who was walking his dog was also attacked. According to Law’s tweets, the attacker was a Caucasian woman who was arrested.
Heavy has contacted the Santa Monica Police Department and has not received any feedback.
Survivor players and fans send their love and support to Yi
Yi is now 37 and works as a trainer who, according to her Instagram trainer, trains in the Cut + Flow Studio. She was a popular contestant on “Survivor,” season 14, but fell victim to a twist that brought players together but were then forced to compete in two separate groups in the next immunity challenge. She and her previous tribal mate Mookie Lee were outnumbered 3-2 and the three voted her out at the next tribal council after losing that immunity challenge.
Many âsurvivorâ fans and players support Yi and offer words of encouragement and support.
law wrote on Twitter: âAnti-Asian hate crimes against Asian survivor Michelle Yi in Santa Monica. I am absolutely horrified. I’m so sorry this happened to you. “
Twice shipwrecked Jessica “Sugar” Kiper wrote, “What the hell?! I just hate this world. “
“Terrible. Send all the best [to] Michelle “, wrote “Edge of Extinction” shipwrecked Rick Devens.
Survivor: One World winner Mike Holloway added, âHorrified and disgusted. Send healing vibrations and prayers. “
Season 14 teammate, Anthony Robinson wrote on Twitter: “Thanks for sharing the details … I’m hurt because this happens to her … inside and out, but she deserves not to be … I hope she is fine.”
There’s a whole thread of support for Yi on Reddit. One fan wrote, âIt really broke my heart before I even read the reason. As with a person in general, Michelle seemed like the cutest person to ever play ‘Survivor’ and when I read Asian Hate it made me so angry that people are literally so stupid and hateful. Pray for Michelle. “
Another fan wrote, âThis is terrible and I wish her all the best in her recovery. It looks like she is physically on her way, but I have to imagine that after a hate crime, the psychological trauma would be very difficult. I hope she has a strong support system around her that will help her get through this. “
We will keep this post updated with any new information we receive.
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