Jazz player Jordan Clarkson helps restore Yum Yum Food Truck after anti-Asian vandalism
Jun 9, 2021, 4:29 PM | Updated: Jun 14, 2021, 1:52 pm
Correction: Dan Workman, the owner of Identity Graphx, donated the re-wrap to the owners of the World Famous Yum Yum Food Truck. We apologize for the previous reporting that stated otherwise.
LAYTON — The World Famous Yum Yum Food Truck just got a gift from Utah Jazz star Jordan Clarkson after their tuck was vandalized with anti-Asian graffiti.
Clarkson, who is the only current player of Filipino descent in the NBA, has offered to pay for repairs caused by the vandalism, including cleaning.
“I was so excited like it just completely melted my heart,” Erin Cotter told KSL Newsradio. She does marketing for the Filipino food truck.
Cotter says the Utah Jazz also offered to have them come sell their food at games next season and gave them tickets to Thursday’s playoff game against the LA Clippers.
“I cannot believe how nice people are being,” Cotter said.
Clarkson took to Twitter saying he was deeply hurt by the recent vandalism of the food truck.
It hurt me deeply to see that Salt Lake’s @yumyumasian food truck was recently vandalized – I know the pain that hateful language and racism causes. With help from @identitygraphix we’ll be able to restore the truck and hopefully lift Ben and his family’s spirit!! #StopAsianHate pic.twitter.com/HLfzX7AaEc
— Jordan Clarkson (@JordanClarksons) June 9, 2021
The owners of the food truck expressed more of their gratitude 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.”
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Layton police are still looking for the person or people responsible for spray painting the truck.
Early morning June 6th offensive racist messages were painted on the passenger side of this truck.We are offering a $500 reward for information which leads to the arrest of those responsible. If you have any information about this case, please message us or call 801-497-8300. pic.twitter.com/R6F17z3aUq
— Layton Police (@laytonpolice) June 9, 2021