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How ‘The Cleaning Lady’ defies stereotypes about Asian immigrant workers in the U.S.

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  • Fox’s new drama series “The Cleaning Lady” aims to tackle stereotypes about Asian service employees in the U.S.
  • The show features Élodie Yung as Thony De La Rosa, a Cambodian doctor who moves to the U.S. seeking treatment for her son, who has a life-threatening medical condition.
  • Thony’s character and many others in the show are providing voices to represent Asian immigrant workers in the U.S. and to show that they are more than just the stereotypical assumptions.

Miranda Kwok’s “The Cleaning Lady,” the first primetime drama on Fox to star as well as be created and produced by an Asian woman, is defying the stigmas around marginalized Asian service workers in the U.S.

Based on the Argentinian show, “La Chica Que Limpia,” Fox’s new series “The Cleaning Lady,” which features a predominantly Southeast Asian cast, follows the story of Cambodian doctor Thony De La Rosa (played by Élodie Yung) who moves to the U.S. in hopes of finding better treatment for her critically ill, young son. After witnessing a gruesome event committed by a mob, she is offered a chance to work as their cleaning lady and medical professional in exchange for payment that could help fund her son’s medical treatment. 

‘A Christmas Story Live!’ Finally Changes That Racist Chinese Restaurant Scene

Fox’s “A Christmas Story Live!”, which aired on Sunday night, updated an infamous Chinese restaurant scene from both the original film and Broadway musical to the delight — and relief — of many fans.

In the 1983 movie, a group of Asian waiters from Chop Suey Inn sang “Deck the Halls” for the Parker family on Christmas Day. That scene was supposedly “funny” because they sang “Fa la la la la” as “Fa ra ra ra ra.”

What Fox News Just Did to the Asian Community is Unforgivable

In what could be one of the most ethnically-insensitive four and a half minutes of modern cable television, a segment on the Fox News show “The O’Reilly Factor” visited Chinatown in New York for on-the-street interviews. The interviewer, Jesse Watters, spewed ignorance-driven insults and racially insensitive slurs at every chance during his segment.

Host Bill O’Reilly introduced the segment to “sample political opinion” in the chosen area. However, after a couple of questions to a few random Asians on who they intended to vote for, the clip turned into the most abhorrent display of racism thinly veiled as comedy.