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MANAA Stands Up To Seth MacFarlane’s Lazy, Outdated Humor

17 Aug

Media Watchdog Group Asks Fox's 'Dads' to Reshoot 'Racist' Scenes
Media Action Network for Asian Americans (MANAA)’s Guy Aoki has criticized Seth MacFarlane latest attempt at humor for stereotypical lameness at the expense of – dare I use that umbrella term – “Asian-Americans”.

“Our community can’t continue to be the target of racially insensitive jokes,” Aoki wrote. “Fox has an opportunity to fix fatal flaws in the pilot and to improve the show’s chances for success when it premieres next month. We are asking you to reshoot the inappropriate scenes of the pilot. Considering the consistent feedback from our community and television critics in general — and the creators saying they hadn’t properly defined their characters nor gotten used to their actors when they shot that first episode — this sounds like a no-brainer.”

Writing about the show’s “racial and sexual stereotypes,” Aoki cited such moments as actress Brenda Song dressing up as a “sexy Asian schoolgirl” when the main characters were about to meet with Chinese businessmen and Martin Mull‘s character calling Asians “Orientals.”

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