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Chris Rock Blasted on Twitter After Oscars Asian Joke

AsiansHost Chris Rock may have tackled racism head-on while hosting the 88th Academy Awards Sunday night, but many viewers were upset when he made a joke that stereotyped Asians.

Rock announced that that Price Waterhouse Cooper had sent over “their most dedicated, accurate and hard working representatives,” only to reveal three young Asian children wearing suits and holding briefcases. “If anybody’s upset about that joke, just tweet about it on your phone that was also made by these kids,” he joked.

Rock’s wish was their command.

The backlash wasn’t just contained to Twitter; The Washington Post, Slate, Vulture, Mic, The Huffington Post, and Salon all wrote thought pieces denouncing the sketch.

Watch above, via ABC.

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