Chris Rock’s Asian Joke at Oscars Provokes Backlash

February 29, 2016 8:59 PM

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Chris Rock’s Asian Joke at Oscars Provokes Backlash

Amid generally positive reviews of his jabs at Hollywood and @OscarsSoWhite, the host of Sunday’s Oscar ceremony, Chris Rock, is being taken to task for some of his material involving Asian-Americans.

Introducing the accountants from PricewaterhouseCoopers, which tabulates the vote results, Mr. Rock instead brought onstage two boys and a girl of of Asian heritage, whom he named Ming Zu, Bao Ling and David Moskowitz. As they clutched briefcases, they visually illustrated the stereotype that Asians...

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