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The Academy Responds to Criticism Over Asian Jokes at Oscars 2016

The Academy is responding to criticism from 25 AMPAS members who were upset by the “tone-deaf approach” to Asians during the 2016 Oscars telecast.

“The Academy appreciates the concerns stated, and regrets that any aspect of the Oscar telecast was offensive. We are committed to doing our best to ensure that material in future shows be more culturally sensitive.”

The 25 members included Ang Lee, Christine Choy, Renee Tajima-Pena and Rithy Panh, among others.

The response is largely due to the insensitive bit about the accountants being Asian children.

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Jada Pinkett Smith Responds to Chris Rock's Oscars Jab

Jada Pinkett Smith keeps it chic as she makes her way through the airport upon arriving in the country on Sunday (March 6) in Paris, France.

The 44-year-old Gotham actress was joined by her daughter Willow, 15.

Jada was asked about Chris Rock‘s joke about her at the 2016 Oscars.

Jada said she’s not coming. I was like, ‘Isn’t she on a TV show?’ Jada‘s gonna boycott the Oscars? Jada boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna‘s panties. I wasn’t invited!” Chris said at the award show.

Jada finally responded, saying (via E! News), “It comes with the territory, sweetheart. Hey look, it comes with the territory but we gotta keep it moving. We gotta keep it moving. We gotta keep it moving. There’s a lot of stuff we gotta handle, a lot of stuff in our world right now. We gotta keep it moving.”

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Lady Gaga Gets Tattoo with Survivors from Oscars Performance

Lady Gaga and the sexual assault survivors featured in her Oscars performance this past weekend have gotten matching tattoos.

“We were hanging out backstage and they told me they wanted to get matching tattoos. I didn’t have time to go before the performance, but I wanted to get one with them, so I got mine after the performance,” the 29-year-old entertainer told Z100.

“We all have this matching survivor tattoo. I have to say such a shout-out and a thank you to all of those people who came on stage with me because I’ve never been such a wreck as I was the week before this performance,” she added.

Gaga shared the experience of getting the tattoo, which was done at a parlor in Chicago on Thursday (March 3), on her Snapchat account.

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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.

Tim Gunn Slams Jennifer Lawrence's Oscars 2016 Look

  • Tim Gunn hated Jennifer Lawrence‘s look at the Oscars for this specific reason – US Weekly
  • Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have a snag in their divorce plans – TMZ
  • Ashley Benson is all dolled up for a night out – Just Jared Jr
  • Seth Meyers did a hilarious Mad Max parody – Entertainment Weekly
  • Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were both at the same Oscars party – Lainey Gossip
  • This reality star revealed her third pregnancy – TooFab
  • How could Superman lose to Batman? – MTV
  • It was a family affair for Chris Evans at the Oscars – Popsugar