Man at His Best

Chris Rock's Asian Joke At The Oscars Didn't Fly Well With, Erm, Asians

Asians from all walks of the American life weren't laughing.

BY EDITORS | Mar 2, 2016 | Culture

Image from Esquire US

What happened: Chris Rock made, what has been accused of as, a lazy and crass Asian joke at the Oscars.

Context: Three Asian children, dressed in little tux, came on stage. Rock introduced them as "Ming Zhu, Bao Ling, and David Moskowitz," the "most dedicated, accurate, and hard-working" accountants at PricewaterhouseCoopers, the firm that tabulates the Oscar votes. He then joked, "If anybody’s upset about that joke, just tweet about it on your phone that was also made by these kids."

Response: (As below).

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Jeremy Lin | Basketball player, Charlotte Hornets

 

Constance Wu | Actress, Fresh Off The Boat

 

Wilfred Chan | Writer and producer, CNN

 

David Kwong | Magician and crossword writer, The New York Times

 

Jen Chae | Blogger

 

Grace Hwang Lynch | Writer and editor

 

Steven Cuevas | Musical director

 

Ashley Lee | Reporter, The Hollywood Reporter

 

Jada Yuan | Writer, New York Magazine

 

Well, that escalated quickly.