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Buzz Feed: Margaret Cho in Full Defense Mode of Her Golden Globe Bit

posted by Randall

Margaret Cho Golden GlobesMargaret Cho is never one to cower from controversy, and her reaction to some of the venom directed at her over her Golden Globe sketches are no exception.

Cho who portrayed an emotionless inscrutable North Korean general and journalist with thick accent told Buzz Feed her Korean ancestry gave her creative license.

“I’m of North … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Most Asian Americans Give Margaret Cho’s Golden Globes Bit Thumbs Down

posted by Randall

Margaret Cho on Golden GlobesIf Margaret Cho’s goal last night on the Golden Globes was to get people talking about her, she clearly succeeded.

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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Bad Ass Asians

Backstage: Walking Dead’s Steven Yeun Declares Stereotypical Roles Dead on Arrival

posted by Randall

Steve YeunActor 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

Community Issues

North Korea Resorts to Racist Language While Some Call “The Interview” Racist

posted by Randall

The Interview with Diana BangThe controversy surrounding the movie The Interview and its aftermath intensified this week as Sony reversed itself and released it on both digital platforms and in theaters.

North Korea today called President Obama “a monkey living in a tropical forest” and blamed the US for knocking out its internet, reports the Daily Mail. The … Read more

Asian Americans

Staff of SNL Asserts White Privilege

posted by Randall

Asian American dollThe staff of Saturday Night Live has had more than a few controversies involving the Asian American community.

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

Asian Americans

Buzz Feed Yellow: Mixed Race Asians Deal With Absurd Comments

posted by Randall

Mixed race AsiansBeing a mixed race Asian can present a dilemma for others who don’t quite know how to categorize you.

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


Public Radio East: Halloween Difficult for Asian Americans

posted by Randall

HalloweenSteve 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

Bad Ass Asians

NY Times: Off Color With Kristina Wong

posted by Randall

Kristina WongPerformance artist and comedian Kristina Wong was featured in the NY Times Off Color video series today (photo by Hermitage Artist Retreat).

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

Chinese American

ABC7: Tour Guide Comes Forward-Tries to Explain Racist Rant

posted by Randall

Tour Guide's racist rantThe 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


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