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Eddie Huang Tweets "I don't watch #FreshOffTheBoat on @ABCNetwork"

Suzanne Kai

April 8, 2015


ABC TV FRESH OFF THE BOATEddie Huang, whose life and memoir inspired the ABC TV show Fresh Off the Boat went on Twitter last night to say, "For the record I don't watch #FreshOffTheBoat on @ABCNetwork."  In separate messages, he continued to Tweet:

"I'm happy people of color are able to see a reflection of themselves through on @ABCNetwork but I don't recognize it."

"My only goal was to represent my Taiwanese-Chinese-American experience & I did that. We also proved viewers want diverse content so make it!

"I had to say something because I stood by the pilot. After that it got so far from the truth that I don't recognize my own life. I don't think it is helping us to perpetuate an artificial representation of Asian American lives and we should address it."

Eddie Huang has a point. Maybe this is a good launching point for a discussion - again - on stereotypes of Asian Americans in the media.

Writer for Vulture.com, E. Alex Jung poses the question, "how do we make it better, more real, more "true"? For his full story go here to Vulture.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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