Beauty is in Diversity
We condemn the recent murders of and violence against members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community, and the inhumane rhetoric which has fuelled a surge in these bigoted actions.
Every human being is entitled to be safe, be loved, and be appreciated for their uniqueness. There is no place in our society for racially-motivated or other hate-based violence.
To our AAPI community members
You deserve to be celebrated for who you are! You matter. We stand with you.
We deplore that you are faced with new or renewed fear for your safety and recognise our responsibility to help end the hatred and violence against your community, and to inspire others to take action to do the same. We will join you in the work to come.
To our AAPI employees
You are a beautiful part of KILLSTAR and we love you. We are committed to creating a safe work environment for you, and we embrace you exactly as you are. Whether you need time, a listening ear, or anything else that will support you, we are here for you.
To everyone in the KILLSTAR community
If we have the privilege or opportunity, we also have the responsibility to do, learn, and be better. We want to contribute to a world where diversity is recognized as strength, and hate crimes - including the ideologies behind them - are eradicated. We can’t do this alone and invite you to take action where you can and call us in if we fall short of this ideal.
We are pledging to make monthly financial contributions to the AAPI community fund and continuing to educate ourselves about the sources of racial injustice. We invite you to join us.
As an alternative brand we have always encouraged all people to be themselves, to dress however they please and to have the freedom to live and love whomever they choose to love, no matter what society dictates.
Acceptance and love is what can unite us and we will always strive to be as inclusive as we can be. The people we have interaction with daily are from all walks of life, and for that we are truly grateful.
We recognise that we do not always get things right but we do care for the community we have built, as well as the global community and we will always strive to do better.
We are heartbroken at the tragic, needless death of George Floyd and join the rest of the world in praying for lasting change for the POC of the USA, and the rest of the world. No one should live in fear because of the colour of their skin, their choice of beliefs or their sexual preferences.
Would the world not be a magical place if we could all accept others as they are?
Beauty is in Diversity.
It is not okay to discriminate. Period. There is no room for racism in this world.
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Community Fund
Black Lives Matter
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association
World Federation for Mental Health