You may know him as the hilarious international criminal from the Hangover series of movies. Sure he’s funny, but unfortunately, it’s because people are laughing AT him, not with him. Having him show off his tiny penis in the Hangover II also helped to spread those rumors about Asians having small penises. Ken Jeong is definitely not helping Asian stereotypes across the world.
His character in 2 Broke Girls has recently come under fire for being very stereotypical. He plays a Korean boss who pretty much has all the bad Asian stereotypes in one small, beta-male body. His name on the show is even called “Bryce Lee” for crying out loud. With characters like him portraying Asian men, it’s no wonder we all get such a bad rep.
I hate to put Bobby Lee on here because he is really funny and very talented as a comedian. But unfortunately, he’s funny because he takes on racial stereotypes. He’s small, squinty-eyed, and dorky, and most of his characters are the “Asian nerd” or “beta Asian male” type of characters. He's going to be relegated to minor roles as the funny, goofy, and completely asexual Asian male.
Gina was a contestant on America’s Next Top Model who proclaimed she wanted to “represent Asian women.” She then went on to diss Asian men in the same episode, saying they were too effeminate and weak. That’s not a good representation of yourself as an Asian woman, and it’s seriously not cool to diss on your own race. But luckily for us Asians, she’s not really much of a celebrity.
He isn't aging too well either.William Hung is an Asian guy who got famous for being exceptionally bad at singing. America laughed at him for his poor performance on American Idol. The worst part about William Hung is I don’t even think he knows that he’s a laughingstock. Like when he got his record deal, he probably thought that he earned it from his amazing singing skills.