- When a Filipino food truck was vandalized with racist graffiti, Jordan Clarkson of Utah Jazz stepped in to help them get back to business.
- The NBA player sought the help of local shops to help clean and restore their truck.
- Clarkson denounced racism and hateful language, saying there’s “no room” for it during these times.
World Famous Yum Yum Food Truck has been known in the Salt Lake City area for its Asian fusion cuisine. They offer rice bowls that are cooked in the traditional Filipino style. But they found themselves to be the target of racism when their truck was spraypainted with racial slurs.
The incident prompted Utah Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson to denounce racism and show support for the Asian community.
Clarkson sought the help of local shop Identity Graphx to clean, detail, and re-wrap the truck with the company’s logo so that the family can get back to their business.
It turns out that it was not the food truck’s first time to be targeted by Anti-Asian vandals.
Layton City Councilman Clint Morris wrote on Twitter, “This reprehensible behavior has to stop. This is the 2nd time this year this Filipino family has dealt with this.” He also urged anyone with information to contact the police.
Yum Yum expressed their gratitude for Clarkson’s support on their social media accounts.
They wrote on Instagram, “I really can’t describe how much this means to us right now. I am overwhelmed that in the midst of playoffs #jordanclarkson took time to support our food truck and is having the wrap done on our truck. Having our truck be wrapped by him means so much to us and we will wear it with pride.”
They also thanked Clarkson for taking care of their truck detail with the help of Gorilla Car Wash.
World Famous YUM YUM Food Truck back in business 🇵🇭 ￼Posted by Jordan Clarkson on Wednesday, June 9, 2021
“It means THE WORLD to the community & to us,” they continued.
The food truck will have a grand reopening this Saturday, June 12, in celebration of the Philippines’ independence day.
If you have been a victim or witness of hateful attacks, you can contact your local authorities and report it here.