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Chris Rock criticized after Asian joke at Oscars


I WAS SURPRISED TO HEAR CHRIS ROCK JOKE ABOUT THAT WHEN THE TOPIC OF DIVERSITY WAS SO PREVALENT? WHAT IS YOUR REACTION. >>WHAT IS MORE OFFENSIVE IS THE RESPONSE ILLICITED FROM THE AUDIENCE MEMBERS WHERE WHERE AT LOFT THEM LAUGHED AND APPLAUDED, AND IT IS REALLY WAS PROOF TO ME THAT THIS TYPE OF THE STEREOTYPE THAT ASIAN AMERICANS ARE ALL HARDWORKING AND SMART IS BEING NORMALIZED AND IT IS SOMETHING THAT PEOPLE HAVE LONG LAUGHED ABOUT WITHOUT REALLY THINKING OF THE CONSEQUENCES OF WHAT THESE STEREOTYPES MAY MEAN FOR THE ASIAN AMERICANS AND JEWISH-AMERICANS. >>WELL, TALK ABOUT THE CONSEQUENCES, BECAUSE I HAVE HAD THE CONSEQUENCES OF MY FRIENDS, AND THEY ARE TRYING TO SAY, IT IS NOT AN INSULT, WAS IT? ASIANS ARE GOOD AT MATH AND THAT SOUNDS LIKE A COMPLIMENT AND I HAD TO LET THEM KNOW, IT IS NOT A COMPLIMENT, BUT IT IS PERPETUATING A STEREOTYPE, AND YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE MODEL MINORITY MYTH WHICH YOU SAY IS USED AS A TOOL TO BE RA RACIST AGAINST OTHER GROUP, AND PLEASE EXCHAIN. >>YES. AND THE STEREOTYPE OF THE ASIAN AMERICANS IS VERY GENERALIZING, AND I THINK THAT WHEN YOU GENERALIZE ANY GROUP OF PEOPLE, YOU ARE GOING TO BE RUNNING INTO A COUPLE OF PROBLEMS, AND THE PEOPLE FORGET THAT THE ASIAN COM COMMUNITY IS DIVERSE E AND PEOPLE THINK OF JAPANESE, AND NORTHEAST ASIANS AND PERTAINING TO THE STEREOTYPE, BUT THEY OFTEN FORGET THAT SOUTHEAST ASIANS DO NOT OFTEN ARE NOT TR TREATED TO THE SAME STEREOTYPE, AND SOUTHEAST ASIANS ARE OFTEN STRUGGLING ACADEMICALLY, AND WHEN STEREOTYPES LIKE THIS PAINT A BROAD STROKE OVER TO A ASIAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY, IT IS GOING TO DELEGITIMIZE DISCRIMINATION THAT ASIANS FACE TODAY JUST LIKE PEOPLE SAY THAT ANTI-SEMITISM DOES NOT EXIST, MANY SAY THAT ASIAN RACISM DOES NOT EXIST, AND THAT IS WHY THE STEREOTYPE IS PROBLEMATIC.>>AND YOU ALSO WRITE IN THE PIECE THAT THE MINORITY MYTH IS USED AGAINST THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN MINORITIES. >>YES. AND WHAT IS INTERESTING ABOUT THIS STEREOTYPE COMING UP NOW IS THAT PREVIOUSLY THE MODEL MINORITY STEREOTYPES IS USED IN THE ’60s WHEN THE RACIAL TENSIONS WERE AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH, AND THE CHINESE AND THE JAPANESE MODELS WERE USED TO STEREOTYPE AND OTHERS WERE ASKED, HEY, WE HAVE MINORITIES WHO HAVE WORKED HARD AND EDUCATE AND ROSE ABOVE DISCRIMINATION OR, YOU KNOW, WHATEVER. THEY HAVE BECOME A MODEL FOR YOU GUYS, AND IN A WAY, USING THAT STEREOTYPE VERY MUCH DELEGI DELEGITIMIZES THE BLACK EXPERIENCE, AND THE RACISM AND THE RACIAL DISCRIMINATION THAT BLACK AMERICANS FACE TODAY, AND THE PERCEPTION OF THE ASIANS IS BEING SMART AS THE JEWISH-AMERICANS ARE BEING SMART, AND SUCCESSFUL, AND OFTEN, IT IS USED TO SUPPORT SYSTEMS OF WHITE SUPREMACY AND THE RACIST VIEWS OF BLACK AMERICANS. >>VERY INTERESTING POINT THERE, AND AS CHRIS ROCK PREDICTED THE REACTION ON THE ASIAN JOKE WAS FIERCE. AND SO THIS IS BLAKE HOUNDSHELL SAID WE ARE NOT NOT SUPPOSED TO BE RACIST, BUT WE ARE EXPECTED TO LAUGH, AND THAT IS TWO JOKE, AND SO DON’T THROW ONE MINORITY DOWN THE LIFT UP ANOTHER. AND NINA WRITES THE JOKE ABOUT THE ASIAN KIDS WOULD HAVE STUNG LESS IF THERE WERE MORE ASIANS ON THE STAGE TONIGHT. AND ANTHONY, SHE RAISES A GOOD POINT, BECAUSE ASIANS ARE NEARLY INVISIBLE IN HOLLYWOOD. I FOUND THIS STATISTIC VERY EYE-OPENING. US C’s ANNENBERG SCHOOL FOR JOURNALISM SAYS THAT 72% OF LEAD ROLES GO THE WHITE, AND 14.3% GO THE BLACKS, A 37BD.4% GO TO OTHERS AND 4.7 TO LATINOS AND 1.2% OF LEAD ROLES IN HOLLYWOOD GO THE ASIAN, AND HOW CAN WE CHANGE THAT?>>WELL, WHAT I BELIEVE IS THAT PART OF THE REASON A THAT THE ASIAN AMERICANS ARE NOT SO REPRESENT EDED IN THE MEDIA TOD IS IN PART TO THE STEREOTYPE THAT ASIANS ARE ONLY GOOD AT MATH OR BUSINESS OR THOSE KINDS OF THE FIELDS OF EXPERTISE. THERE IS A REALLY GREAT PROGRAM CAMPAIGN ON YOUTUBE WHERE THE ASIAN ACTORS AND NEWS ANCHORS ARE SPEAKING UP ABOUT HOW THEY COULD NOT SEE THEMSELVES IN THE MEDIA, BECAUSE THEY SAW NO ONE ELSE OCCUPYING THE ROLES OF ACTORS, DIRECTORS, AND NEWS A ANCHOR, AND WHEN ASIAN AMERICANS ARE TOLD THAT THEY ARE ONLY GOOD AT MATH, IT IS GOING TO TO BE INEVITABLE THAT THE THEY ARE GOING TO TO BE VEER ING TOWARDS THOSE, YOU KNOW, THOSE KIND OF JOBS OF EXPERTISE. I THINK THAT LEADS TO A LOT OF ASIAN AMERICANS TENDING TO SHY AWAY FROM TO A ARTS WHICH IS NOT REALLY WHAT WE WANT, AND WE WANT MORE DIVERSITY, AND REPRESENTATION IN THE MEDIA TO SHOW, YOU KNOW, ASIAN AMERICAN CHILDREN TO TELL THEM, HEY, YOU ARE A CREATIVE PERSON, AND YOU CAN PURSUE THE FIELDS EVEN IF YOU WANT TO, AND LOOK AT MARGARET CHO AND BOBBY LEE, AND LUCY LIU, AND THOSE FIGURES ARE IMPORTANT, AND ON “MASTERS OF NONE” MINDY KAELING IS SO IMPORTANT. >>AND WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE REPRESENTATION, IT IS A SELF-PERPETUATING FATE FOR ASIAN AMERICANS, AND MYSELF AS A KOREAN AMERICAN ANCHOR, I WAS ABLE TO SEE THE ASIAN AMERICAN ANCHORS ON TELEVISION GROWING UP IN LOS ANGELES, AND THAT LED ME TO BELIEVE, HEY, I CAN DO IT AS WELL, AND SO IT IS IMPORTANT TO SEE PEOPLE WHO LOOK LIKE YOURSELF TO OBVIOUSLY INSPIRE YOU THE GO BEYOND THE

100 thoughts on “Chris Rock criticized after Asian joke at Oscars

  1. At 4:01, where they're discussing the lack of lead roles to Asian Americans in Hollywood can also be attributed to the fact that the Perpetual Foreigner stereotype hinders many actors of Asian heritage. Think of the times you see an Asian character on screen, and their character heavily relies on their foreignness (i.e. unable to speak clear and coherent English, or highlighting cultural practices as odd and humorous). Many of the roles available for Asian Americans often relegates them to portray characters that embody racial stereotypes. In recent years, this has changed but it can still be seen on television and film, but this stereotype remains prevalent than not. Consider Ken Jeong and his role in the Hangover films. Most of the humor in his character comes from his accent, his effeminate body language, and other problematic traits that is consistent with pre-existing roles. Often times, American audiences consume media in which the lead actor best represents them, in their perspective, which is why majority of film/television is lead by a white male, and when its not, then Hollywood markets it heavily as a "progressive, bold new step", when, in reality, they're just capitalizing on the lead's ethnicity.

  2. This guy is just being silly whats wrong with being hard working and being good at maths it might be a sterotype but its not negative people do white jokes all the time mexican jokes black jokes that are way worse that is negative but those people arent complaining this is the death of stand up comedy

  3. I'm ok with Chris Rock's comment if he permits everyone to say nigger and stop welfare and cancel affirmative action – an Asian

  4. Funny thing is if someone did a joke an brought 3 black kids as slaves on stage as a joke the whole black community an white cucks would be crying racism all over social media, one of the reasons I don’t like black ppl is they still act like they are oppressed an everyone is racist to them but they aren’t racist themselves an have a harder life lol dummies

  5. I am good at Computer Science, Math and Martial Arts, Asians that do not meet this similar standard are failures at life. Your parents are failures and you are just lazy if you are an Asian having no mastery of Math. Asian Women need not be as highly skilled in Martial Arts as Asian Men because they need to balance their lives as they are required to be good at business or nursing and raising kids and cooking and still make there husbands happy. Cooking doesn't even really matter because Asian Men are better cooks than women , it's just Asian men should be working their butts off and in the workdays they have less time to cook awesome meals.

  6. Asians need to start realizing that radical leftist, supposedly "progressive" liberals ……hate Asian Americans because we dispel this liberal myth that the only thing holding minorities back is "RACISM and we need to change the system, to socialism."

    I'm not saying racism against Asians doesn't exist but in spite of it, we still thrive because the American free market mostly capitalistic system is still the best system available for those willing to work hard.

    Even affirmative action hurts Asians. We get points automatically deducted when the admissions board reviews our SAT and ACT and we need higher GPA'S to get into the top notch universities while blacks can get in with far inferior grades and Test scores than Asians. Simply because of the quotas that states there has to be a certain amount of Whites, blacks, Hispanics, Aaians proportionate to their general population and for reasons of "diversity." But is that fair? Also, if diversity is the goal than why don't we have it in athletics as well? Why don't we make sure there are enough Asians on the University basketball team receiving the same amount of scholarships that black athletes receive. Why is diversity only important in academics but not in athletics? Let's have diversity across the spectrum. There is so much hypocrisy these days, it's truly amazing. But I hope one day things wi change. And in order for that to happen, Asians need to get more involved politically!

  7. They make stereotypes about white peoples all the time and we are supposed to get over it. At least Asians have good stereotypes. Do u know any good stereotypes about any other groups of people? I’m so sick of hearing people bitch🙄plus the same stereotypes that u claim u hate are the same things u use to say u are better and smarter than other groups of people.

  8. What’s funny is that people are defending it saying “But he makes fun of black and white people too on his HBO specials!” But are not actually listening. This is more than Chris rock and his supposedly ‘funny’ jokes. Asian Americans and Asians alike are always made fun of, maybe not in the same way black People are, but just because they aren’t called the N-word doesn’t mean their pain is less. Nobodies pain is lessened because they’re not experiencing the same type of pain.

  9. Asians eat cat, that's not racist because I saw it on you tube , look up Asians eat cat and that's a fact. My name is lil James 😂

  10. I am Asian American and seriously out of all the things to complain about while black people are getting killed in the streets and we are complaining about the shit

  11. Oh my God. This is stupid. Generally, it is true. Look at IQ tests. Asians tend to do better than every other race. Asian parenting and family life tends to be different because of the cultural differences which is probably why they do better. This P.C. shit is stupid.

  12. No stereotypes are good but At least they are ok stereotypes like hard working and smart, black people have terrible stereotypes like dangerous, poor, criminal, and lazy so plz calm down. Jokes about blacks are also normalized

  13. I am not white. I grew up in the caribbean. I am not black either nor am I east asain. Most of the people in my country are black. And I tell you many black people are racist. Black kids bullied me in school and made fun of my race. I dont know if they are jealouse. But i think they are. Bacause they always try to lighten their skin and straighten their hair to look more like my race but yet they make fun of me. They are insecure about themselves and become bullies

  14. If you don’t want to cop racism go back to Asia. Western society was built on hatred and xenophobia that won’t change. Just go back to Asia.

  15. Black people spilled a lot of blood trying to secure freedom in the u.s. and even up to today they are considered second class citizens. So Asians need to stop kowtowing to white people for validation . That includes speaking English the way white people want you to speak.

  16. Both blacks and whites are over represented in lead roles. Asians are only 7 percent of the population but Latino representation seems to be overlooked.

  17. your get angry because someone said you're good at something and why do u say asian American like its all fucking asians my god.

  18. What's hilarious is that we Asians are the most racist ethnicity. Full blooded Asians don't give a shit about what others think. They're worried about their personal finances and families. They would like to have a celebrity status for obvious reasons, but they end up doing something more realistic and rewarding and not do something like being offended by a black guy telling a joke.

  19. if somebody say "Do you eat dogs?"I'll say yes because it's funny and i'm being sarcastic.
    I doubt any Asian is getting hurt with these jokes.

  20. Came for the clip, but the clip wasn't shown. And last time I checked people stereotype themselves all the time. Stereotypes are not the problem. Getting offended so easily is the problem.

  21. Asians are just too sensitive….. There stereotypes about blacks being criminals and drug dealers that is more offensive because that is how people see and judge them I wouldn't mind if people say or think that I am smart….REALLY stereotypes against Asians sound more like compliments…..

  22. White Racists: GO BACK TO YOUR OWN COUNTRY
    Me: Go back to Europe and give Native Americans their land back

  23. Asian are so hypocritical, they love to use our open societies to scream 'racism'. Meanwhile China is monitoring all the visas from the african continent, because they don't want too many Africans while Chinese are colonising the african continent. And black people are treated like crap in China. Stupid snakes, don't try to fool us.

  24. If you're black or white don't joke about asians! asians do joke on asians! that's it period! it's more appreciative or acceptable for asians to see their own joke about their races…what if asian guy joke about black that they have large penises and tiny Brains? what would you feel? 😀

  25. Ok that racist just saying all asians are good at math god this shit so dumb yes asians are smart yes but that so stereotypical

  26. Everyone is sensitive to racism asian got thick shin against racism we give no care for it because we’re better then those people to get mad use angry to something positive in life wat my dad told me and same to other races

  27. Oh! Shut the fvck up!!!! I am Asian and you can go fvck your geek self. It was not racist …. Chris Rock was only complimenting Asians. Just because you are still the only virgin and gay Asian in the USA … just don't bring all Asians into your pool of fools!! go fvck your chiiink self. If I see your gay Asian @$$ on the street I will kick it to lift you up

  28. Now if a Yellow person would have done a joke without permission towards a Black person there would be outrage Eddie Murphy did Yellow Face in Norbit many African Americans are very racist towards Asian Americans it is also true that Asian Americans are often racist against African Americans too the difference is that African Americans could get away with being Anti Asian then vice versa.

  29. I’m Chinese and I’m proud of it, Who cares they can joke whatever they want, it doesn’t get to me, I think it’s awesome they think Asians are good at math and business, that’s why the Chinese got rich so quick ahaha

  30. I hate all this “asian” American bullshit your either American or your not fuck your hyphens!

  31. Chris Rock thinks he did something but he just looked like a fool and the double standards shown here are insane

  32. Out of all the dam stereotypes to complain about you complain about the one that is a complement. Bruh out of. All the minority’s you guys are the white ppl stfu

  33. Hello people , when Chris Rock and Hollywood started this joke it bothered me but at the same time it gave me peace of mind . You select 10 Asian kids ,10 black kids, 10 Latino kid and 10 white kids from any high school in the U.S. I'll bet you 10 Asian kids will graduate with honor while half of the counter will drop out, end up in juvenile , or criminals and this is a honest result but the truth hurts and this is still happening in current time. Look in the mirror at yourself before you make fun of Asian people and WE GOT THE LAST LAUGH.

  34. Let's not forget Asia is a massive continent. It is the biggest continent on earth and the most diverse culturally and racially. Over 50 percent of earth's population is Asian. Racism does exist for sure but I don't think Chris Rock is racist! This Asian guy needs to get a thicker skin and be less sensitive!

  35. Whenever people laugh, whether it's racist, or a funny joke, it makes me feel good for them, if they're happy I am happy.

  36. Look at how hard Hollywood tries to get China’s money in the box offices these days with random Chinese or non Chinese actors playing Chinese characters and action movies placing themselves in places like China japan Korea to pander toward those audiences.

  37. I’m Asian, and racist comments are offensive enough. And they are already rude enough, but come on, THOSE ARE LITTLE KIDS! That’s even more rude! Why would people call him a comedian if he makes racist comments to little kids.

  38. Ok well at least us Asians weren’t grouped by colors just like White or Black, but some people call us yellow

  39. I hate what im seeing. You are literally being complimented and you are complaining. Black people experience far worse

  40. Bro imagine if the stereotype was made to a black person? People would ATTACK the person who made the "joke." Even if it was a "good" stereotype, it's like saying to a black person, "All black people are good at sports." If that was true and there was one black person not good at sports, they would be counted as "not a true black person" because of the stereotype.

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