Unfortunately, her bit playing a North Korean journalist and army general certainly did not advance the cause of Asian American representation.
Reaction on Twitter from Asian Americans was largely negative.
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Actor Steven Yeun of Walking Dead fame recalled to Backstage the time he auditioned for a show on the Chicago stage.
He did a Ferris Bueller-like character and nailed his audition. Then the producers asked him to add an Asian accent. That’s when he knew the producer didn’t want Ferris Bueller, they wanted the racist … Read more
“Are you a ching chong?”
Those were the hurtful words a Chinese American customer heard from a Whole Foods employee at it New York City location near Chinatown on July 4. Since then, Whole Foods has … Read more
It’s obvious that over the years, the folks at SNL don’t see anything wrong with putting white actors in yellow face. They’ve done it numerous times, much to the chagrin of many Asian Americans.
The writers and … Read more
That’s the issue confronted in a serious, yet whimsical look by Buzz Feed Yellow at some of the daily issues confronting people of mixed race heritage.
If your of mixed race heritage, what type of issues … Read more
Steve Haruch can’t quite get into the Halloween spirit (Halloween file photo by Eddie.)
In his piece for Pubic Radio East, he shared the uneasiness he felt seeing a four-year-old young white girl dressed in a purple kimono.
“I felt an involuntary uneasiness. I wanted to ask her parents who she was supposed … Read more
The series focuses on comedians who use humor “to make smart social statements about the sometimes subtle, sometimes obvious ways that race plays out in America today.”
“A general perception of Asians … Read more
The tour guide who has gone viral with her racist rant during a tour of San Francisco Chinatown has talked exclusively to KGO/ABC7.
The woman who no longer works for City Sightseeing declined to give her name or allow her face to be shown. She told reporter Lisa Amin Gulezian “I intended to do … Read more
Naomi Ko has just a small role in the award winning critically acclaimed film Dear White People. But in a film that moves forward the conversation about race in America, it’s a pivotal one, according to the Visibility Project.
The film from Justin Simien won the Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent at Sundance. … Read more