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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. 

Cricket chairman in hot water for citing Black, Asian stereotypes to explain sport’s lack of diversity

Middlesex Mike O'Farrell
  • Mike O’Farrell, the appointed chairman of the Middlesex County Cricket Club since 2017, apologized for his comment about Black and South Asian cricket players at a Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee investigation on Tuesday.
  • He responded to a question about the club’s lack of diversity by claiming the Afro-Caribbean community was more attracted to football and rugby than cricket, and the South Asian community would rather study than commit the “same time that is necessary to go to the next step” in the sport.
  • Lord Kamlesh Patel of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Gareth Williams of Glamorgan and Hampshire CCC’s Rod Bransgrove were also present at Tuesday’s inquiry.

Mike O’Farrell, chairman of the Middlesex County Cricket Club, has recently apologized for his “outdated” comments stereotyping Black and South Asian players during an inquiry into the club’s alleged racism early this week.

O’Farrell was asked about the Middlesex CCC’s record on diversity and inclusion during the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) select committee inquiry on Tuesday, according to The Cricketer. He went on to explain how it was difficult for the club to retain its 57% “culturally diverse” youth players under the age of 17 after a certain point.

Marvel made an internal list of Asian stereotypes to destroy in ‘Shang-Chi’ film

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“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” is setting out to undo the source material’s racist past by challenging its harmful Asian stereotypes.

Shang-Chi’s problematic origins: Created by writer Steve Englehart and artist Jim Starlin, the character of Shang-Chi was among Marvel Comics’ efforts in capitalizing on the Kung-Fu craze in the U.S. during the ‘70s.

London restaurant slammed for ‘offensive and tone-deaf’ ad amid rise of anti-Asian hate

screenshot from London restaurant ad

Social media users are not buying London restaurant The Ivy Asia’s apology over its “culturally insensitive” advertisement for its Chelsea branch that portrayed Asian stereotypes.

The controversy and apology: The commercial, released on Aug. 8, shows two women dressed as geishas hailing a rickshaw with its driver wearing a stereotypical East Asian outfit, according to My London.

Timeless Photos Squash Stereotype of Asian Americans as ‘Perpetual Foreigners’

Although one and a half centuries have passed since the first major wave of Asian immigrants arrived on U.S. shores, many Asian Americans continue to feel like strangers in their own homeland.

Despite the community’s invaluable contributions to get America to where it is today, the group as a whole is still overlooked. Even worse, it is blamed for the most pressing problem that besets the country and the rest of the world at present.

‘You know why Asian guys have small dicks?’ Leaked Louis C.K. Comedy Rant Mocks Asian Men

Comedian Louis C.K. sparked criticism for his stand-up routine in which he reportedly dissed survivors of the Parkland High School shooting in Florida, a tragedy which left 17 innocent people dead.

The 51-year-old comic, who went on a brief hiatus following multiple sexual misconduct accusations in 2017, is apparently back doing stand-up at comedy bars.