"The Boys" actress Karen Fukuhara was assaulted by a man during a random racially-motivated attack, she said.
The actress felt it was important to publicly share details of the despicable incident on Instagram, hoping it will help curb anti-Asian hate.
"I was walking to a cafe for some coffee and a man struck me in the back of my head. It came out of nowhere. We made no eye contact before, I wasn't doing anything out of the ordinary," she wrote. "It came to my surprise and my hat flew off. By the time I looked back, he was a few feet away from me (he must have kept walking after hitting me)."
Karen thought about confronting the man but eventually felt it wasn't "worth the risk." Instead, she and the assailant stared at each other as he shouted racial slurs at her.
"This is the first time I've been harmed physically, although racial slurs and hurtful actions have been directed to me in the past," she continued. "I write this because I've had conversations with racial friends of mine that had no idea these hate crimes happen to everyday, regular people — people that they share meals with. I felt it was important to raise awareness."
Karen, 30, knows she was "lucky" the man didn't have a weapon or return for more physical violence.
"The shock of this experience has me thinking about taking self-defense classes," she wrote. "But why is this something we as 'victims' have to think about? What satisfaction are these perpetuators getting from hitting women, Asians, the ELDERLY? They need to be held accountable."
Following her account, a slew of Hollywood stars voiced their support for Karen, including Olivia Munn, who says she's "grateful" her pal is safe.
Jay Hernandez called the act "shameful," whereas Chace Crawford dubbed it "awful."