The latest in the world of celebrities to condemn Donald Trump is a young American actress who was born in China.
Andrea Libman, who is set to star in the new Disney/Pixar movie “I’m A Bitch” and is the daughter of actress and producer Jennifer Love Hewitt, spoke out on Tuesday about her experience living in the U.S. as a transgender woman and what it’s like to be a woman who wants to act.
“I have never been afraid to be myself and I’m proud of that,” Libman said in a statement.
“It is a great honor to be recognized for my work and to be able to do so in a country where I was born and raised.”
The “Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce” actress has been in the spotlight over the past year as she publicly campaigned against the presidential candidate in a number of public appearances, including one where she spoke out against her husband’s immigration policies.
“We’ve seen many of our friends, family members, and co-workers express support for me and for me being a woman, and I have not seen anyone do the same,” she said.
“I am proud of my journey and my journey to finally be who I am.
I am very grateful to have had this platform and to have the support of many of my fellow actors, directors, and producers, as well as many of the many allies and allies of my colleagues who are working on a variety of projects around the world.”
When asked if she has any advice to others who are going through similar experiences, Libman replied: “Just stay strong and don’t give up on your dreams.
Just know that if you are not able to succeed, you can always continue to fight.”
She continued: “Do what you love.
While her outspokenness on social issues has garnered the attention of Hollywood, the outspoken actress also has had a more difficult time coming out publicly in recent months.
Last month, she was forced to cancel a press tour for the “Gachelor” spinoff series “The Bachelorette” after a video went viral of her appearing to share racist jokes on a social media platform.
On Monday, she spoke on “The View” about the recent spate of racist incidents that have taken place in America, including the death of a black man in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
“If we want to make a change, we can’t have the conversation about race,” she told co-host Robin Roberts.
“If you’re going to do something, be a part of it.”
While she has not spoken about the hate crimes she has faced since her public statements on social media, the actress did express concern about the violence against people of color.
“As a Black woman, I feel that we have a responsibility to stand up and say this is not OK,” she added.
“That’s why I’m not going to lie and say that I’m okay with this.
But I’m still here.”