Andrew Yang Pledges to Continue Making Asian Jokes

Andrew Yang says he’s heard the criticism, but doesn’t plan to stop telling Asian jokes on the stump

9/19/2019 6:59:00 PM

Andrew Yang says he’s heard the criticism, but doesn’t plan to stop telling Asian jokes on the stump

Despite criticism of his one-liners, Yang says he doesn’t plan to change anything about what he’s doing.

In the days since last week’s Democratic debate, a handful of reporters have written about the varied reactions to Yang’s jokes about being Asian. Among the one-liners:“Now, I am Asian, so I know a lot of doctors.”“The opposite of Donald Trump is an Asian man who likes math.”

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“Well, I’m Asian, so you know I love to work.”His campaign gear plays it up too. There are hats that read “MATH,” buttons that refer to Yang as “The Man, The Math, The Legend,” and calculators with his name printed on them.Clearly, there’s an audience for this. Yang has surprised many with his popularity among Democratic primary voters, and he’s been praised by some Asian-Americans for his wisecracks. But Yang has also been criticized for advancing harmful stereotypes about Asians by “obtusely reinforcing the model-minority myth.” His jokes have been referred to as “dangerous and exploitative.” He’s been called just plain hacky.

It’s not just Asian-Americans who are demeaned by Yang’s language and the model-minority myth, Indiana University’s Ellen Wu told the Washington Post. “The biggest risk in my mind is … the work that this stereotype does to dehumanize, to criminalize African-Americans,” Wu said. “I’m not saying Andrew Yang himself is doing this but that the larger cultural work, political work of this stereotype that’s been around since the 1950s and ’60s has functioned in upholding assumptions about African-Americans.”

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He’s sounding more and more a lot like trump Yes, the good old “it’s perfectly fine for him to be racist cuz he’s a member of the minority he’s stereotyping” excuse Oh shut up and put on a tie. AndrewYang Yang2020 yanggang DragonGod2718 yang2020 I love me some jokes! And this guy wants to be president.

He should double down on the Asian jokes if you ask me. 🥡🥢 Humour never hurts and we need to laugh at ourselves. I’m not on board with Asians poking fun at themselves leading to the criminalization of African Americans. No doubt there’s historical precedent in some sense, but it seems a stretch to say that will be the effect of what AndrewYang is doing today

Does this mean he will drop out of the campaign and join Shane as a comedic duo stand-up act? Good for him! If you can’t laugh at yourself and your own community, who can you joke about “Pledges” What was your first draft hatchet piece title: “Andrew Yang, a Brobot created by Elon Musk & Joe Rogan in an Incel/MRA/8Chan rape dungeon, vows to murder (w/ his laser penis) all Asian Americans 1st before he goes after BIPOC & anyone who may have a social grievance.”

Heard but didn’t understand marciasgreen This is so “The Onion”. Thanks for sharing, the photo and headline combo cracked me up. “pledges” too funny. Clown Great! One thing I love is a man who doesn't take the feelings and opinions of others into account. That is so hard to find too!

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