The Hollywood Reporter Tweets Photo of the Wrong Asian When Highlighting Bowen Yang

The Hollywood Reporter Tweets Photo of the Wrong Asian When Highlighting Bowen Yang

September 16, 2019
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It appears The Hollywood Reporter is still unable to identify different Asian people. 
Barely two months after using a random Asian woman’s face to depict Oscar-winning director Jessica Yu in an article, the media outlet has made the same glaring mistake. 
This time, THR featured a photo of comedian Joel Kim Booster in a tweet that supposedly highlights new Saturday Night Live cast member Bowen Yang. 
via Twitter/THR
The tweet, which was posted on Friday, links an article from June 20 that contained photos of both comedians from a joint interview. Booster’s individual photo appears ahead of Yang’s in the article.
THR has since edited the tweet and updated it with the correct photo:
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It then issued an apology, attributing the mistake to a “photo error.”
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However, screenshots of the unfortunate tweet were already making its rounds on Twitter.
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In no time, Asians on Twitter were calling out the media platform for the mistake.
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Yang, who joined SNL last season as a writer, was recently announced as a new cast member of the comedy program’s upcoming season.
Booster himself tweeted his congratulations to Yang soon after his SNL casting was announced.
Feature Image via Instagram / fayedunaway
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