- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Former New York Knicks phenom Jeremy Lin ripped comedian Chris Rock for joking about Asians and child labor Sunday night during his controversial Oscars performance.

Mr. Lin, one of the few Asian-Americans in NBA history who currently plays for the Charlotte Hornets, took to Twitter Monday afternoon to say it’s not OK to target Asians, local CBS News affiliate reported.

“Seriously though, when is this going to change?!? Tired of it being ‘cool’ and ‘ok’ to bash Asians smh,” he tweeted to his 1.52 million followers.

While hosting the Oscars Sunday night, Mr. Rock joked that accounting firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers had sent over some accountants to help Academy members “tabulate” the votes.

“They sent us their most dedicated, accurate and hard-working representatives,” he said. “Please welcome Ming Zhu, Bao Ling and David Moskowitz.”



Three young children of Asian descent then appeared onstage in suits carrying briefcases.

Mr. Rock then joked, “If anybody’s upset about that joke, just tweet about it on your phone that was also made by these kids.”

Mr. Lin isn’t the only celebrity to bash Mr. Rock for the bit. “Glee” star Harry Shum Jr., tweeted, “Lazy, uncreative joke after a brilliant [email protected] #DiversityMyAss.”

“To parade little kids on stage w/no speaking lines merely to be the butt of a racist joke is reductive & gross. Antithesis of progress,” wrote Constance Wu, star of ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat.”

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