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‘I Accept Apologies’: Margaret Cho Says She’s Forgiven Jay Leno for His Anti-Asian Jokes

Margaret Cho has forgiven fellow comedian Jay Leno for his anti-Asian jokes, most of which had perpetuated the racist stereotype that Asians consume dogs and cats.

What Leno did: Between 2002 and 2012, Leno, now 71, made at least nine jokes about Koreans or Chinese people eating dogs and cats, according to the Media Action Network for Asian Americans (MANAA). The group is a nonprofit dedicated to advocating “balanced, sensitive, and positive depiction and coverage of Asian Americans.”

Tony Hinchcliffe Spews Racist Comments After Being Introduced by Asian Comedian in Texas

Tony Hinchcliffe

American stand-up comedian Tony Hinchcliffe made several racist comments during a comedy show in Austin last week as Asian Americans continue to face rising hate crimes across the country.

The video: Peng Dang, a Chinese national stand-up comedian who performs in the U.S., shared a brief video of Hinchcliffe during their show last week, where the former introduced him on stage.

South Korean Comedian, Mother Found Dead at Home in Suspected Suicide

Park Ji-sun

Comedian Park Ji-sun, 35, and her mother were both found dead inside their home on Monday, according to South Korean police, which announced they will no longer perform an autopsy on the two.

Park’s father called the police after he could not reach his daughter and wife on Nov. 2, according to The Star Malaysia. They were found dead when the police arrived at their home in Mapo District, Seoul at around 1:44 p.m.

How Comedian Simmone Park Struggled With Not Wanting to Be White, Being Accepted as an Asian

Simmone Park, like many Asians around the world, struggled with coming to terms with her dual identity as a North Korean Canadian woman.

As a speaker and standup comedian, Park had an honest and vulnerable conversation with NextShark where she opened up about her journey of overcoming racism as a child. This eventually manifested itself as internalized racism in her adult years.

Comedian Resorts to Racism Against Asian People, ‘Ching Chong Virus’ on Twitter

terrence k williams

American comedian and avid Trump supporter Terrence K. Williams went on a racist rant against Asian people on Twitter amid the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The comedian’s rant began on March 16 when he posted a three and half minute video of him talking about how it is not racist to call the coronavirus the “China Virus,” a term used by Trump on Twitter.

Comedian Called Racist After Saying Everyone at the Oscars Watching to See If ‘Parasite’ Cast Coughs

Matt Rife

Comedian Matt Rife has been accused of racism after posting a tweet that supposedly poked fun at cast members of Bong Joon-ho’s history-changing “Parasite” at the Academy Awards on Sunday night.

The 23-year-old actor, who recently appeared in “Fresh Off the Boat,” “joked” that everyone at the Oscars were “waiting to see if the cast of ‘Parasite’ coughs” — an apparent reference to the notion linking people of Chinese, Japanese and Korean origin to the spread of the deadly 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

New ‘SNL’ Cast Member Says Calling Chinese People ‘Ch*nks’ is Just ‘Pushing Boundaries’

Comedian Shane Gillis has issued a statement after generating backlash from a YouTube video of him calling Chinese people “chinks” along with many other derogatory remarks about Chinese culture.

Gillis’ racial slurs came back to haunt him immediately after he was announced as a new cast member for the upcoming season of New Saturday Night Live, alongside writer and comedian Bowen Yang, the show’s first fully East Asian cast member.