Fresh Off The Boat Author Eddie Huang BLASTS Steve Harvey For 'Upsetting' & 'Hypocritical' Jokes About Asian Men!
Steve Harvey desperately needs to add some fresh jokes to his repertoire.
Last week, the Family Feud host got heat for an insulting bit on his daytime talk show, in which he skewered Asian men, laughing at the idea of anyone finding them sexually desirable.
Now, Fresh Off the Boat author Eddie Huang is blasting the comedian for jabbing Asian men dating women of another race, calling the jokes in question "upsetting."
On Friday's The Steve Harvey show, the comedian cracked jokes about absurdly specific advice books like How to Date a White Woman: A Practical Guide for Asian Men — but instead of a clever punchline, Harvey just said:
"That's one page. 'Excuse me, do you like Asian men?' ‘No.' ‘Thank you.'"
In an essay for The New York Times, Huang revealed that Harvey's shockingly tone deaf jokes have quite the terrifying history of "the expectations the dominant culture" places on Asian Americans.
The writer said that he became aware of these social constructs at a young age, explaining: