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Jeremy Lin Upset By Oscar Joke About Asians

Jeremy Lin Upset By Oscar Joke About Asians

Basketball star Jeremy Lin is speaking out in response to Chris Rock‘s joke about Asian people during the Oscars on Sunday (February 28).

During a sketch, Chris called for “bankers” from finance firm PricewaterhouseCoopers to join him and three small Asian children took the stage.

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He joked that the company “sent us their most dedicated, accurate and hard working representatives,” when introducing the children posing as bankers.

Jeremy didn’t agree with the joke and took to his Twitter to share his thoughts.

“Seriously though, when is this going to change?!? Tired of it being ‘cool’ and ‘ok’ to bash Asians smh #Oscars,” Jeremy wrote.

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  • j b

    He should be upset that despite being tall he has a small penis because he is Asian.

  • piste_five

    ha ha so funny, NOT

  • piste_five

    ha ha so funny, NOT

  • Curt Noydb

    This is America. over 300 millio9n people waking up each day and trying to find something to be offended by.

  • piste_five

    well look at this way… because none of those black kids/adults would be able to succeed or be as smart as these kids

  • piste_five

    well look at this way… because none of those black kids/adults would be able to succeed or be as smart as these kids

  • Kastile

    Chris Rock did a great job with his monologue. But one thing that may negatively impact Chris Rock’s cause is his singular note to the diversity issue as only a black issue. Did he mention Latinos? How he stereotyped Asians as silent accountants is just sad.Asians are conservatiive, not silent and very hard working. They focus on family, respect honor. Neglect on Rock’s part on the general topic may alienate his goal leading to others to gain opportunity. People need to embrace the skills and persona of a person. Not the color of their skin. Btw Look how these communities are evolving in the U.k. And South Africa. Lesson to Rock. Evolve your community man and work with all as a collective respectfully, otherwise in the future, it will may not just be a white man’s hollywood you will be complaining about. How many Asians are in the world Chris?

  • Gina

    Well if you want to go there, then I’ll venture to say that white kids aren’t as smart as Asians either.

  • smooshy

    Pathetic, isn’t it?

  • smooshy

    whine whine whine…no one cares.

  • Nico Gonzalez

    I don’t see how this joke is offensive. Most Asian jokes are of them being extremely intelligent, which they are. I’d rather be made fun of for being too smart than being Mexican, and be called a rapist and drug dealer, or African American and be made fun of for being too dark or a thug. Now that’s offensive. Take a seat Lin.

  • piste_five

    so, Asians and whites will always be more superior than blacks will ever be

  • MollyBD

    I get what he’s saying. However, they were portrayed as intelligent at a very young age. I don’t think it’s a bad stereotype to show any minority as being smart.

  • I am Evelyn Salt

    Jeremy is totally right.

  • jh7058622

    Shut up.

  • Gina

    Oh, really? Is that why black culture is so widely copied by races all around the world? Black people are some of the most creative and culturally influential people on the planet. Nice try, honey.

  • Dimme

    Lost me Chris did a great job..lol

  • Dimme

    I guess he got the memo that only heterosexual , whites , conservatives, Christians., Southerns.. can be made fun of in our knew progressive era.

    Preferably , white, Christian, heterosexual

  • Von

    What culture copied ?? does anyone give two shits about African cultures, what’s come out of Africa that has any relevancy in modern world… AIDS, Ebola??
    Or do you mean black AMERICA culture , which only exists because black people appropriate everything from wider white culture that you’ve lived in last couple hundreds years.

    What black fashion houses, sports, languages, food, drink, art, literature, music, film is copied throughout the world… Which are concepts all that created by white culture…
    What black political, economic structures are copied around the world

    Widely copied by whom… Rap isn’t even listened outside White areas in the world.
    Has a rapper ever toured outside some white Europe cities or Australia.. What black cinema is watched outside North America .
    Black style dress, do see non blacks wear baggy jeans falling under their ass and Timberland boots… Jeans invented by whites and Timberland boot company created by white guy. Sports.. basketball, football.. Invented who.. Ah whites.
    Get a clue , Straight Out Compton made 30 million outside North America, again just some Euroean cities
    What culture … The hood, ghetto rap, weaves, fat asses and baby mamas … You are a f–King joke

    Just like blacks supposedly invented music like jazz, but the dozen of instruments needed to play the music were al invented, decades and even centuries ago in Europe ..
    African music doesn’t even use vocals, it’s drums and beats , the whole concept of modern music is Western European, vocal, pitches, bass lines, tempo, meter, etc.
    If Blacks through slavery had not lived in & exposed to white culture..
    Black Americans wouldn’t exist or their culture. Just be African.

  • Mike1288

    I am half asian and while I am mot offended by the joke/Chris Rock (lets face it who does not want to be smart), I despise Hollywood’s elite to include the black actors who came out on racism. Too often are asians and latinos not even mentioned as minorities. Many of the people speaking on diversity view it as woman, gays, and blacks. Jada Smith herself could not even find it within herself to mention anyone elses struggles other than the black community. You would think that minorities sticking together would get more accomplished but it makes me turn my back on any movement that singles out a particular group, especially one that I am very much a part of.

  • Von

    Really that’s why every race, creed, religion trys to immigrate to Asia. All these migrants fleeing (many from Asian countries) risk life limb to get into Asia.

    If wasn’t for Asia we wouldn’t have our modern form of government, banking system, ecomnic systems, aviation, modern vehicles, infrastructure .

    Our Industrial or technological revolutions. Television, cinema, World Wide Web.
    Or most of man’s scientific discoveries, all Asians names damn history books.
    Not like white people have dominated Physics, Chemistry, Physiology, Medicine, Literature, Economic Sciences for last 2000 years. Smh

    We’d be living in rice patties, if the western world didn’t go to Asia, copy whatever they’ve created and just make it cheaper..
    Surprised we got the Atomic bomb before Japan.
    Surprised Indians let a few a Brit rule them for so long.

  • Jess

    A stereotype is a stereotype, it doesn’t matter if it’s “good” or whatever. You’re still generalizing a large and diverse group of people.

  • Gina

    Blah, blah, blah. You and your white savior complex can have several seats. Taking credit for things you don’t truly know the history of. Is revisionist history a white thing?

  • Gina

    Did I touch a nerve, bitch? I’m not reading your bullsh*t essay full of lies, conjecture, and white aggrandizing. Black people have added flavor to EVERY aspect of pop culture. White people love black culture but hate black people and so they deny our huge contributions. Without us adding a dash of color, you guys would be beige paint.

  • Dee

    People need to stop being so OFFENDED all the damn time. I saw an old episode of Saved by the Bell and was like “…that shit cant fly today” because they had an asian joke, and a nerd joke…and a fat kid joke. People would burn the studio down today if it was a current show. If we can’t laugh at ourselves and only take ourselves too seriously, censorship will increase at a dangerous rate. Fucking keyboard warriors boycotting and complaining…these are always a tiny minority with like the same 12 people tweeting/ e-mailing/ bitching about how they were OFFENDED about something but people think its like the whole country so they change shit and apologize. Between work and school, I haven’t had time to be offended by meaningless shit. Doesn’t he play basketball? Go workout or do something useful moreso then bitch…you little bitch. I may be drunk.

  • Legendary Trolly

    Blacks get offended by everything and lie about how it was racist! We have to do better!

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  • Nico Gonzalez

    Take a seat Jess.

  • Kastile

    You probably do not get offended by statements directed at white people. I suspect you are white. It is probably ok for you to make offensive statements about other white people also. Are you saying people strongly prefer to get offended on behalf of other people? Really?!!

    I watched an old episode of a black sitcom recently. They did the same thing to each other. Poor rearing. Again.

    There is a difference between joking about a situation oppose to joking about a person or a society.

  • Kastile

    These are “so calledacceptable”jokes are a way to judge and rank people. It is like a manager of a company putting down the employees. The offender must see themselves as top dog and above everyone else if they think this is acceptable. They actually come across as ignorant and with poor rearing. Don’t worry. Those types do not climb very far.

  • Kastile

    The point is it is bad to stereotype a person at their expense. Period. There is a difference between joking about a situation oppose to joking about a person or a society. People need to change their mindset first. They judge people and rank them. Then they speak. Sad. Humanity is about ranking to them. They do not embrace that we are sharing, joking and embracing our experiences in life together. They rather point fingers.

  • Kastile

    What about the thought that “Comedy sometimes needs to be offensive, it needs to be transgressive, it needs to push the boundaries of what is acceptable in society.”

    The shock and awe is the catalyst for change.

    If the purpose is voiced as a need. Ok.
    the monologue was all about that need.

    The Asian joke had no purpose.

  • Dee

    I’m black, Jamaican to be precise. You should re-read the weird shit you said, and don’t assume about me. You were way off. I don’t get offended by micro-offences because there are worse shit happening not only in the rest of world but right there in America. Chris Rock said back in the day black people didn’t protest the Oscars because they were getting raped and lynched (having better things to worry about), and that the in memorium would feature black people getting shot on the way to the movies. There are worse things happening RIGHT NOW so if a silly joke is what keeps you up at night, your priorities are fucked. Maybe its because my family came here to get away from paramilitary disappearing people during elections, but we generally don’t get hung up on if a joke hurt our feelings. And I get offended at statements toward anyone thats unwarranted, but not jokes. If someone is being called names and shit, thats not cool. jokes, whether tasteful of not, don’t offend me. And i’ll upvote my own post too, seems fun.

  • Dee

    Your dumb. Racism exist, but we should focus energy on changing systematic racism instead of bitching about jokes.

  • Jess

    No thanks, I’m good where I am.

  • Nico Gonzalez

    Well wherever you are take a damn seat.

  • Legendary Trolly

    Racism does exist, but are race baiting is a bigger problem! ANYTIME something happens, we disrespectfully accuse someone of racism, when it wasnt the case! Our race baiting is becoming bigger than racism and it offends people! Its like we’re starting a race war! I think we should focus on all the crime going on in our communities! And stop worrying about someone not liking us!

  • Legendary Trolly

    Racism does exist, but are race baiting is a bigger problem! ANYTIME something happens, we disrespectfully accuse someone of racism, when it wasnt the case! Our race baiting is becoming bigger than racism and it offends people! Its like we’re starting a race war! I think we should focus on all the crime going on in our communities! And stop worrying about someone not liking us!

  • Dee

    “blacks get offended by everything”…what do I put that under? Race baiting? racism? or ignorance? Can I assume your white? JW, can you jump? What is your opinion on crackers? LoL I shouldn’t be laughing so hard, gata get back to my studies. bye.

  • Legendary Trolly

    I am black! But look how contradictive it is when you all complain about racism, but in the process, create new racist!

    Once we better ourselves, all of those problems will vanish! Because it seems that we are starting a race war!

  • Dee

    Nice try, thats what YOU did.

  • Dee

    Nice try, thats what YOU did.

  • Legendary Trolly

    I dont complain about racism! We give people all the reasons in the world not to like us! At this point, I feel like you can be racist if you want, as long as you dont stand in front of my money! Im against the movement! So no I never did anything!

  • Dee

    I was just pointing out that your statement “blacks get offended by everything”, which is generalizing of an entire race,and “We give people all the reasons in the world not to like us” could seem a little racist to some. And I agree, I just called my connect for an MT job at quest diagnostic. Be dumb, white, racist, trans, purple, live with your parents…as long as you don’t get in the way of my money, i’m fine. BTW, its only black americans that are shit, I’m carribean. VERY different.

  • Legendary Trolly

    Your right! But the blacks who have the greatest stage, and the largest voice, are the ones doing all the race baiting, complaining, obssessing over their skin color, and non blacks think they speak for us!

    The criminals in our community give people a reason not to like us! But a GREAT portion of the blacks who ARENT criminals, do all the race mess! Attacking people with accusations of racism, when it may not be the case! Basically creating problems! Im a normal black person!

    To me, my skin color is not important to me! Im proud to be black, but if I was white or mexican it wouldnt make a difference! My skin color doesnt make me!