If given the chance, Gemma Chan may refuse to play the role she had taken in BBC’s “Sherlock” back in 2010.
The controversy: Chan, best known for her roles in “Crazy Rich Asians” and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, played a Chinese pottery expert in “Blind Banker,” the second episode in the first season of “Sherlock.” The controversy lies around the character’s use of a thick Chinese accent, involvement in smuggling activities and overall portrayal of a damsel in distress.
Sima Kotecha, an Indian reporter for BBC, canceled her live report after a man racially abused her before their air time.
The incident occurred on Sunday at Leicester city center. Kotecha was preparing her guests to comment on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s address regarding the gradual easing of the COVID-19 lockdown, according to NDTV.
BBC News recently generated online criticisms for its apparent “othering” of a beloved Korean dish in a featurette video.
Published on April 25, the clip featured kimchi with the title: “What makes kimchi taste so odd?”
A fascinating new feature by BBC Stories sheds light on the children of Chinese immigrants from Hong Kong who moved to the United Kingdom in the 1950s to begin a new life.
Many of them started small restaurants for their livelihood, creating a generation, or two, of kids who grew up helping out in the family eatery business a couple of decades later.
The BBC’s new comedy TV series “Chinese Burn”, which follows the life of three Chinese women in London, promised to smash negative Asian stereotypes when the pilot episode first premiered in November, but it has done the complete opposite.
“Chinese people don’t get much representation on British TV, and when they do it’s usually illegal immigrants, Triads or takeaway staff. ‘Chinese Burn’ aims to tackle these stereotypes and share real East Asian experiences of living in London. This show’s stories are straight-from-the-dragon’s-mouth, no-MSG, authentic. Six billion Chinese can’t all be Wongs. We are more than the stereotypes. We are varied. We are different. But our stories are universal, so Brits can relate… mate,” Shin-Fei Chen and Yennis Cheung, who write and star in “Chinese Burn,” were quoted as saying last year.
A recent BBC Radio 4 program interview became awkward after its host failed to tell the difference between two Asian guests.
Dr. Riko Muranaka is an acclaimed doctor from Japan who is known for her support on the HPV vaccine, while Trinh T Minh-ha is an award-winning filmmaker from Vietnam. Despite the two women looking entirely different, “Woman’s Hour” host Jenni Murray ended up interviewing the wrong person on the show.
The BBC has aired a new television show called “Chinese Burn” centered around the life of three Asian women in London, positioning itself to be edgy and tackling stereotypes surrounding Asian women. Unfortunately, it does nothing of the sort, and instead is extremely racist against both Asian women and men, with Asian women being the heaviest perpetrators of racism against their male counterparts.
Although the show is currently not available outside of the U.K., Reddit user Seb_Paradise posted on aznidentity, a subreddit discussing issues pertaining to the global Asian community, his thoughts on the matter after having watched the first episode.
Professor Robert E. Kelly may want to get over it already, but the internet can’t let go just yet.
In a recent interview, the Korea expert shared his thoughts over the live blooper:
Marion Kelly, a.k.a. the “BBC interview kid,” won’t let anyone forget her sassiness as she took the spotlight once again at a Wednesday press conference with her family in South Korea.
The four-year-old girl, along with her 8-month-old brother James and mother Kim Jung-a, went viral last week after she busted through the door during a live BBC interview via Skype with her father, Robert Kelly.
Days after his BBC video went viral, Professor Robert E. Kelly finally shared what went on inside his head when his kids adorably crashed the interview.
The associate professor at Busan National University spoke to the Wall Street Journal along with his family. Gone was his suit and tie and books on the bed.
A humorous video featuring some playful toddlers was all over social media the other day, but along with it was also a “viral” display of a dangerous stereotype.
The scene was from a BBC television interview with a professor living in South Korea, which became suddenly awkward after his two young children came crashing into the footage halfway their serious discussion. The adorable “uninvited guests” immediately became instant internet celebrities after the video went viral.
A BBC reporter and his crew were reportedly attacked by local authorities while covering a story in China recently.
Journalist John Sudworth and his team visited the rural village of Xinyu in Hunan province to interview a woman whose father was allegedly beaten to death during a land dispute involving the government.