8-year-old Oscar ‘Accountant’ Had No Idea She was Agreeing to be Mocked by Chris Rock for Being Asian
8-year-old Oscar “accountant” had no idea she was agreeing to be mocked by Chris Rock for being Asian
Estie Kung, who is actually half white and half Chinese, was one of the three Asian-American kid “accountants” who were trotted out on the Oscar stage Sunday. Kung — whose multiple TV appearances include a cooking segment with James Corden — and her parents didn’t know the full racial extent of the joke until Saturday rehearsals, after they had already signed the contracts. “This was not okay and should never have happened,” says Laura Kung, Estie’s mom. “But the angrier people are and more people talk about it, the better it will be moving forward. Estie hopes to keep acting and we all hope for a time when she can be on that stage to honor her achievement.” PLUS: Olivia Wilde defends Ali G Oscar appearance.
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