US: Emmy-winning Master of None writer calls for better Asian representation
Sept.19, Washington: Netflix series Master of None has scored its first Emmy, with its co-writer calling for better Asian representation on screen.
Alan Yang and Aziz Ansari won the Emmy for outstanding writing for a comedy series for their Parents episode.
The episode explored the relationship between US immigrants and their children.
Yang used his acceptance speech to say Asian representation still had "a long way to go" in the US.
"There's 17 million Asian-Americans in this country, and there's 17 million Italian Americans," he told the audience in Los Angeles on Sunday night.
"They have The Godfather, Goodfellas, Rocky, the Sopranos. We got Long Duck Dong," he said, referencing the cartoonish character from Sixteen Candles.
He went on to address Asian parents saying: "If you could just do me a favour and just a couple of you get your kids cameras instead of violins, we would be all good."
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