Comedian Steve Harvey is continuing to face backlash over offensive comments he made about Asian men during a recent episode of his daytime talk show. During that program, Harvey joked that women have absolutely zero interest in dating Asian men … because … well, they’re Asian.
Restaurateur Eddie Huang, like so many others, took exception to Harvey’s joke and responded by penning an op-ed for The New York Times. In it, he questions Harvey’s decision as a Black man to ridicule another group because of their ethnicity or origins.
“That’s why this Steve Harvey episode is so upsetting. He speaks openly about issues facing the black community, he is a man of God, and he has a huge platform to speak from. Unfortunately, he’s also the type of guy who orders Krug champagne for himself and Cook’s for every one else. For his own personal profit, he’s willing to perpetuate the emasculation of Asian men regardless of how hypocritical it is. He isn’t the only one doing this in 2017, but as I told myself on New Year’s, I’m not drinking anymore of this Cook’s they’re trying to pour, and neither should you.”
You can read more of Huang’s thoughts here.
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