KoreAm: Glee Get Its Asian Characters “Mostly Wrong”

KoreAm Magazine criticizes the portrayal of Glee’s Asian American characters in a recent article: “Unfortunately, when it comes to Mike and Tina (also dubbed Mina, Tike, Chang-Chang, or Chang Squared), the show gets the whole Asian thing mostly wrong. For example, when it was revealed in the second season opener that Mike and Tina started dating while working as camp counselors at “Asian Camp,” the show cut to a flashback of the two swapping spit in front of a roomful of camera phone-wielding kids. … (FYI, Asians don’t like camp. Historically speaking, camps for Asians usually come in the “internment” or “refugee” variety. Thus, we tend to avoid them entirely.)”

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I'm the creator of 8 Asians and one of the editors. While I'm a regular blogger to the site as well, think of my role as Barbara Walters on "The View," except without the weird white hair. During the day, I'm a Developer for a major Internet company and live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I've also been writing in my blog, littleyellowdifferent.com, for seven years.
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