oscars 2016

There Was a Horribly Tone-Deaf Asian Joke at the Oscars

In a year in which #OscarsSoWhite dominated headlines, it’s an egregious oversight to then include a racist joke in a bit at the ceremony. But here we are, subjected to watching Chris Rock (who hopefully didn’t write this) intentionally play up stereotypes about Asian children’s math proficiency and exploitation in cheap-labor industries (in this case, mobile phones) for laughs. Oscars, once again, you are still so pathetically white.

The Oscars’ Horribly Tone-Deaf Asian Joke