Etty Lau Farrell co-founded Lollapalooza, a music festival in Chicago with her husband, Perry Farrell. She reflects on the racism she faced as an Asian immigrant in the US in the 1980s and 1990s, as well as her upcoming solo work. Photo: Etty Lau Farrell Etty Lau Farrell co-founded Lollapalooza, a music festival in Chicago with her husband, Perry Farrell. She reflects on the racism she faced as an Asian immigrant in the US in the 1980s and 1990s, as well as her upcoming solo work. Photo: Etty Lau Farrell
Etty Lau Farrell co-founded Lollapalooza, a music festival in Chicago with her husband, Perry Farrell. She reflects on the racism she faced as an Asian immigrant in the US in the 1980s and 1990s, as well as her upcoming solo work. Photo: Etty Lau Farrell

How singer Etty Lau Farrell dealt with racism in the US growing up after her family emigrated from Hong Kong, and her musical career

  • Etty Lau Farrell, co-organiser of the Lollapalooza music festival, wants to use her fame to draw awareness to the rise in hate crimes targeting Asian-Americans
  • ‘I was looked at almost as an exotic animal,’ she recalls of growing up in the US, but says what she faced was mild compared to what Asian-Americans endure now

Topic |   Racism and prejudice
Etty Lau Farrell co-founded Lollapalooza, a music festival in Chicago with her husband, Perry Farrell. She reflects on the racism she faced as an Asian immigrant in the US in the 1980s and 1990s, as well as her upcoming solo work. Photo: Etty Lau Farrell Etty Lau Farrell co-founded Lollapalooza, a music festival in Chicago with her husband, Perry Farrell. She reflects on the racism she faced as an Asian immigrant in the US in the 1980s and 1990s, as well as her upcoming solo work. Photo: Etty Lau Farrell
Etty Lau Farrell co-founded Lollapalooza, a music festival in Chicago with her husband, Perry Farrell. She reflects on the racism she faced as an Asian immigrant in the US in the 1980s and 1990s, as well as her upcoming solo work. Photo: Etty Lau Farrell
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