AceShowbiz - Chris Rock's Asian joke at the 2016 Academy Awards might have made people burst into laughter, but not everyone was fond of it. Charlotte Hornets star Jeremy Lin was among those who criticized the host for the joke.
Lin told his 1.51 Twitter followers that he was upset because some people thought that making fun of Asians was cool. "Tired of it being 'cool' and 'ok' to bash Asians smh #Oscars," he wrote. He also asked the question, "when is this going to change?"
Despite the fact that Chris earned positive reviews of his jabs at #OscarsSoWhite controversy, the 51-year-old host appeared to disappoint some people when he made a joke involving Asian kids. In the middle of his monologue at the Sunday, February 28 awards show, he said that he wanted to introduce the accountants from Price Waterhouse Coopers, which tabulated the vote results.
People started to laugh when they learned that the accountants were two Asian boys and an Asian girl whom Chris named Ming Zu, Bao Ling and David Moskowitz. The three kids walked onstage as they brought briefcases, illustrating stereotype that Asian people are diligent workers who are also good at math.
However, some people were upset when Chris said, "If anybody's upset about that joke, just tweet about it on your phone that was also made by these kids." They were quick to interpret that Chris implied Asian kids were either accountants or child laborers.