Tina Fey’s allegedly ‘anti-Asian’ jokes go viral on TikTok
‘Rush Hour’ fans celebrate the franchise’s ‘healthy racism’
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That’s so not fetch: Tina Fey’s allegedly ‘anti-Asian’ jokes go viral on TikTok — Tina Fey is facing backlash after a TikTok user uploaded videos showing instances where the actor-screenwriter made jokes targeting Asian people.
Tina Fey is facing backlash after TikTok videos showing the comedian-actor making Asian people the butt of her jokes and purportedly normalizing anti-Asian racism went viral.
TikTok user @Buiside uploaded the videos earlier this month.
A clip from a 2014 interview with Jimmy Fallon is shown in one of the videos, where Fey is heard talking about her then 2-year-old daughter’s newfound ability to talk.
“She has a very specific way of talking, that I realized she kind of sounds like a prostitute in a Vietnam movie,” Fey says, drawing laughter from the audience. Fey then goes on to mock a Vietnamese accent, comparing her daughter’s speech to the lewd, stereotypical depictions of Vietnamese women on screen.Tiktok failed to load.
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‘Rush Hour’ fans celebrate the franchise’s ‘healthy racism’ — Twitter users are commenting on jokes from the iconic “Rush Hour” film franchise after user @Lexisriches proclaimed that the sequels are “so racist.”
Over the weekend, Twitter user @Lexisriches wrote about the sequels, and what started as a single tweet opened up an alley down memory lane where many users pulled up some jokes from the buddy cop film franchise that have not aged well.
One of the scenes shared in @Lexisriches’ thread, which has over 26,000 likes, is the iconic Hong Kong spa fight scene where LAPD Detective Carter (Chris Tucker) accidentally punches Hong Kong Detective Lee (Jackie Chan) in the face during the scuffle and tells him, “All y’all look alike.”
“This is what I call healthy racism just mocking each other’s cultures and having fun with differences,” the user who shared the clip wrote.
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What Arden Cho Learned About Speaking Up: “I Was Taught Not to Rock the Boat — How the 'Teen Wolf' actress risked her career over her pay inequity dispute and found a role on the Netflix law firm drama 'Partner Track.'
About five years ago, Arden Cho started saying no to scripts. It began when her role as Kira Yukimura, the only woman of color in the main cast of MTV’s hit series Teen Wolf, was abruptly cut from the final season in 2016. She decided to hold out for the right next project — which meant finding characters that, as a Korean American who grew up in Texas, she thought she would never see. “I deserve, at least once in my life, to tell a story that girls can watch and be inspired by,” she tells THR. Her private “no’s” found a public stage this May, when she turned down Teen Wolf‘s film reboot; reports of the salary she was offered (apparently a fee less than half what her white co-stars earn) surfaced, and the story went viral. Cho said she based her decision not only on her career, “but for the next generation, the next Asian American girl, thinking this might be the best you can get.”
Cho was ready to wait decades for another gig, but an ideal role came quickly in the form of Ingrid Yun, a young woman gunning for a top job at a New York law firm on Partner Track, coming to Netflix on Aug. 26. Here, she opens up about the importance of the drama series’ representation both in front of and behind the camera.
How did it feel to work on a series led by an Asian American woman?
It was nice to be able to have conversations [with showrunner Georgia Lee] about Ingrid as a woman of color. Even small things like who’s going to kiss first — it’s really special that it’s the woman choosing in this show. Whether Ingrid’s choices are right or wrong, she’s making them.
Can you describe what is special about your character?
She’s not the typical shy, submissive Asian girl that people might expect. She’s quite bold. I think a lot of women in these cutthroat [corporate] worlds try to hide their feminine sides to earn respect, but if Ingrid wants to wear pink, she’ll wear pink.
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