Actor Steven Yeun on Thursday endorsed entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangGeorge Floyd protests show corporations must support racial and economic equality Andrew Yang discusses his universal basic income pilot program Andrew Yang on the George Floyd protests in Minneapolis MORE in the Democratic presidential primary.
“The Walking Dead” star said Yang’s position as a political outsider would help him in serving the country.
“After meeting and speaking with Andrew Yang several times, I didn’t see a traditional politician; I saw a real human being who is authentic and genuinely cares deeply about everyday people and our country,” Yeun said in a statement shared by the campaign.
“I think he is rising to the challenge of a new world and he’s uniquely thinking about the future and the life we will leave for our children and further generations,” he continued.
Yeun, who also starred in the movie “Burning,” immigrated to the U.S. from South Korea with his family when he was young. He was raised in Troy, Mich.
Yang said he’s “thrilled” to have Yeun as part of the “growing Yang Gang.”