During Sunday’s broadcast of the Academy Awards, host Chris Rock took swipe after swipe at the Academy’s history of racial inequality.
But when he veered off the subject to make a few Asian jokes at one point, the Charlotte Hornets’s Jeremy Lin, who posted his disapproval on Twitter, was none too pleased.
Rock brought three young Asian kids onto the stage, telling the audience they were accountants for PricewaterhouseCoopers.
“They sent us their most dedicated, accurate and hard working representatives. Please welcome Ming Zhu, Bao Ling and David Moskowitz,” Rock told the crowd.. “If anybody’s upset about that joke, just tweet about it on your phone that was probably also made by these kids.”
Lin’s response to an earlier Washignton Post tweet: “If the Oscars were all about diversity, why the crude Asian joke?”:
— Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) February 29, 2016