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'Fresh Off the Boat' Creator Calls Person Behind Show's Twitter Promo 'A Mouth Breathing Psycho'

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | January 29, 2015 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | January 29, 2015 |


I haven’t seen a moment of Eddie Huang’s Fresh off the Boat, the first Asian-American sitcom since Margaret Cho’s failed All American Girl, but I can tell you this much: I’m a little in love with it already.

Why? Because Huang — who based the sitcom on his memoir — is clearly avoiding cheap laughs based on Asian stereotypes. In fact, he eschews them. Last week at the TCAs, a reporter asked him and the cast — which includes Randall Park (the only good part of The Interview) — if the show would feature chopsticks, and he and the cast gave a hilarious racist series of answers to a racist question.

Now he’s legit pissed off at an infographic that the marketing department behind show’s Twitter account posted, and for good reason.

Here’s the since deleted tweet:

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How’d Huang respond? Perfectly.

Based on those tweets alone, I’m giving Fresh Off the Boat at least a six-episode commitment. The sitcom premieres on ABC on February 10th.

via Buzzfeed




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