Margaret Cho Criticised for ‘Racist’ Golden Globes Sketch

January 13, 2015 4:12 AM

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Margaret Cho Criticised for ‘Racist’ Golden Globes Sketch

The Golden Globes made fun of the controversy over The Interview by lampooning North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, but the entire joke fell flat for some people who found it a bit racist. Comedian Margaret Cho played a North Korean general who was a new member of the international press, complete with a fascist goose-step and completely monotone demeanor. Despite being of both North and South Korean descent herself, many people criticised her for the seemingly racist Golden Globes sketch, prompting her to respond on social media in defense of herself.

Cho’s bit as a North Korean general turned foreign press was a running gag throughout the Golden Globes show. With a stern, unsmiling face and monotone voice, Cho’s character got a picture with Meryl Streep and even pontificated on hit show Orange is the New Black. After the supposed hack of Sony by...

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