ATLANTA – This week, One Georgia released a new digital ad, “Showed Up,” featuring Michael Webb — the husband of Xiaojie “Emily” Tan, one of the eight people killed in the Atlanta spa shootings on March 16, 2021, that targeted the AAPI community.
In the ad, Webb criticizes Governor Brian Kemp for signing legislation that makes it “easier for people like [Emily’s] killer to carry a loaded gun in public.” Webb also states that Kemp “needs to go” for putting “his loyalty to his gun lobby donors ahead of keeping Georgia safe.” Though Webb states that he is not a Democrat, in the ad, he applauds Stacey Abrams for showing up after the horrific tragedy that took his loved one.
On Sunday, Webb participated in an event discussing gun violence in Georgia and in the AAPI community alongside Stacey Abrams, Congresswoman Lucy McBath, State Senator Michelle Au, Representative Sam Park, and Robert Peterson — son of Yong Ae Yue, who was killed in the March 2021 shooting. During the event, participants discussed Georgia’s gun violence epidemic and the policy solutions needed to keep Georgians safe.
The full ad can be viewed here, and the script can be found below:
“Showed Up” Script:
I got a call from my daughter…
There’d been a mass shooting, and eight people were dead, including her mother.
After this horrible tragedy… Stacey Abrams showed up…
And what did Brian Kemp do?
While we mourned, he signed a law that made it easier for people like her killer to carry a loaded gun in public.
Now, I’m not a Democrat. I’m a gun owner and a hunter…
But I cannot remain silent.
Brian Kemp put his loyalty to his gun lobby donors ahead of keeping Georgia safe. For that, he needs to go.