Damn NBC News Asian America

Damn NBC News Asian America

Seriously – you’re still promoting a racist show that so many people have demonstrated against?

A show that’s steeped in colonial orientalism and as I said in my YOMYOMF post “set in the dreams of White People”?

Again – I’m not saying it’s all bad – but you need to think about the Asian America that’s tagged to your site then, and what your mission is – because how can Asian Americans fight if members in the community, and an outlet that at least I’ve thought is supposed to be shedding a light on Asian Americans, is promoting racist shows like “Miss Saigon”?

And while I have nothing against Nick Ut or the commemoration of the anniversary of his famous picture (mostly) – I find it odd that on a site that’s supposed to be in the spirit of Asian America, Phan Th? Kim Phúc’s name can’t be found in a headline – versus doing mostly the same thing as most everyone else – focusing on a naked tortured Vietnamese child. And yes you do have a pic up of her now as an adult – but her name isn’t anywhere to be found on it (and sure it’s the main page, no captions for images…) – so she’s kind of nameless again. Yes, it’s still talking about Nick Ut AKA Hu?nh Công Út – but it’s the same, somewhat torture war porn imagery we like to remember in America, and about Vietnamese Americans.

When you put those two together – I have a hard time swallowing it.

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