Rep. Michelle Steel (R-CA) joked during a recent interview that having COVID-19 is a “very good way to lose weight.”
What happened: The 65-year-old Republican politician made the comment during an interview with the South Orange County Economic Coalition as part of its “Meet Your Newly Elected Officials” program on Jan. 22.
Comedian Nigel Ng, also known as Uncle Roger, has finally addressed the removal of a video featuring Mike Chen, star of the “Strictly Dumpling” YouTube channel.
Refusal to bow down: Ng first commented on the issue in a YouTube video on Jan. 16, according to South China Morning Post.
“Cobra Kai” may have received wide acclaim for bringing back the beloved franchise “The Karate Kid,” but it is also being called out for its lack of Asian lead actors.
Noticeably white: The new martial arts Netflix series has brought back many of the original films’ leading actors, including stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka. However, critics have pointed out that the series fails to introduce new main characters that could diversify its cast.
American chain grocery Trader Joe’s defends its “ethnic-sounding” labels saying the names are a fun way to show appreciation for other cultures and expressed no plans to change them.
Controversy has arisen online after an announcement circulated about “All Eyez On Me”, an upcoming musical featuring the story of the legendary rapper, Tupac Shakur, that will feature an all-Korean cast.
Written by playwright Sung Jong Wan and composer Kim Min Soo, this biographical musical follows the life of Tupac from his rise to fame to the day of his death. The musical, which will run from April 10 to May 24 at the Uniplex in Seoul’s Daehak-ro district, is named after the late artist’s 1996 studio album, “All Eyes On Me”, according to Allkpop.
Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk, Jonathan Van Ness, Karamo Brown and Tan France of the famed “Queer Eye” quintet are going international and their first stop is Tokyo!
On Friday, Netflix dropped the first teasers for the special four-episode series called “Queer Eye: We’re in Japan!” The mini-season, which was initially announced for a 2020 release, is now set to be released in November of this year.
A contestant on Season 21 of “Big Brother” has come under fire after making a racially-charged joke about an Asian housemate this week.
The moment, which was captured on the program’s live feed, occurred during a conversation between five White houseguests: Tommy Bracco, Kathryn Dunn, Christie Murphy, Analyse Talavera and the one in question, Jack Matthews.
Hollywood celebrities are now doing a “Constance Wu” on social media by sharing feigned dissatisfaction over their own show’s season renewal.
Wu recently sparked criticisms after her expressing apparent frustration online over the news that her sitcom “Fresh Off the Boat” will be getting its sixth season.
Burger King New Zealand has earned the ire of many Asian netizens for an ad that many have found to be racially insensitive.
The ad, posted by Burger King’s New Zealand Instagram account, @burgerkingnz featured several people struggling to eat a burger using oversized chopsticks.
Stock Rittenhouse, a restaurant in Philadelphia owned by chef Tyler Akin, is getting dragged online after netizens discovered a dish on the menu called Pho Fried Chicken Sandwich.
According to the description, the sandwich consists of “crispy chicken thigh with fish sauce caramel glaze, pho spices, cilantro root mayonnaise, spicy hoisin, black pepper, coriander pickled onions, and Thai basil.”
Megan Neely, the Duke professor who urged students to stop speaking Chinese via an email on Friday, sent out a follow-up email expressing her “deep regret” for causing pain the next day.
Following the uproar caused by her first email, Neely stepped down from her role as director of graduate studies for the Master of Biostatistics program on Saturday.
The 2017 Women’s March drew in 500,000 to one million protestors in Washington alone, and in New York, over 400,000 women reportedly took part that year. This year, just 100,000 women marched in Washington and 25,000 in New York. In fact, participation rates for the Women’s March have fallen dramatically across the country.
Advocates of these movements and journalists have been scrambling for an explanation to reassure their audiences, claiming that dips in participation are normal in social justice movements. But of course, this doesn’t show the whole picture.