Ang Lee protest over Asian jokes draws media attention in Taiwan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/03/16
By: Elizabeth Hsu

Taipei, March 16 (CNA) Thanks to two-time best director Oscar winner Ang

Director Ang Lee. (CNA file photo)

Director Ang Lee. (CNA file photo)

Lee (李安), a protest by 25 members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences against jokes mocking Asians at the Oscars show last month has been widely reported in Taiwan, Lee’s birthplace.

“Ang Lee also furious! Led protest against Oscar discrimination against Asians,” reported the Chinese-language China Times Wednesday.

Also reporting on the high-profile protest were other major media outlets in Taiwan, including United Evening News, Apple Daily, ETtoday, Sanlih E-Television and Liberty Times, along with the Central News Agency, which gave Chinese version of foreign news reports on the protest.

Academy members of Asian descent, including Lee and “Star Trek” actor George Takei, sent a letter to the organization Tuesday, protesting “tasteless and offensive skits” that were featured on the 88th Academy Awards that took place Feb. 28, The Hollywood Reporters reported.     [FULL  STORY]

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