Is there a more difficult film to get in Charades? Twitter deletes his subsequent tweets from @POTUS. Rasputia: A Comic Type, or a Racial Stereotype? brings his talents to the world of media to periodically search for the most racist character in TV and movies. LOL! In 2018 Sixteen Candles star Molly Ringwald expressed horror at watching the film through a modern lens, noting that Long Duk Dong was "a grotesque stereotype". DolceDiva Well-Known Member. Film Clip: Sixteen Candles - Chinaman Long Duk Dong - The Scene - What's Happening Hotstuff comedy movie clip by John Hughes. Fa says the role played by Gedde Watanabe is "a horrifyingly racist portrayal" of an "oversexed, geeky, opposite-of-macho Asian man." Like, really racist. Hundreds of fans come out to hear their loyal renditions of '80s pop tunes. Is RHONY The Most Sexually Liberal Franchise? There was also the Chinese kid named Long Duk Dong. Give it to someone the next time you're playing and watch how they struggle. He answered my prayers. But allow me to explain. As for Long Duk Dong, he lives on in pop-culture memory — though in some places, as more than a stereotype. Long Duk Dong, ‘Sixteen Candles’ One of modern movie history’s most enduring teen films, Sixteen Candles, is also a showcase for one of its most offensive Asian stereotypes. It's his face — not that of Molly Ringwald's heroine — on the Sixteen Candles DVD in that red Netflix envelope. She made it seem gross like eww of course not I want a PINK guy, I didn't see that. It is an odd thing, that line between comedy and offense. But it's funny, too, because at the same time I laugh at the character. At the beginning of the film, Long Duk Dong is a repressed nerd living with the lead character’s grandparents as an exchange student. Facebook; Twitter; Print. True enough: More than 20 years after Sixteen Candles came out, people are still laughing at — and cringing over, and sometimes singing along with — the phenomenon that is Long Duk Dong. He barely speaks English, has a bizarre name that references male genitalia, and goes out of control once he is surrounded by American culture as seen … January 19, 2012. by Andrew Ti. Additionally, Mike muses that they will have to "burn the sheets and mattresses after he leaves." Sixteen Candles (1984) follows the sixteenth birthday weekend of sophomore Samantha Baker and her crush on the popular senior Jake Ryan. "If you're being called Long Duk Dong," Wong explains, "you're comic relief amongst a sea of people unlike you. I told you! Yeah I always rolled my eyes at that part. And, says Watanabe: "We really need an Asian-American star, and it hasn't happened." He's A Facist, The US economy lost 140,000 jobs in December. Oh, and along the way? So what. Additionally, Mike muses that they will have to "burn the sheets and mattresses after he leaves." Funny? Long Duk Dong is the creation of writer-director John Hughes, whose films — The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller's Day Off — enshrined a Hollywood-heightened image of a suburban high school near you. Others are fantastic movies degraded because stereotypical characters such as Long Duk Dong from “Sixteen Candles” or Mr. Yunioshi from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” Yo, Is This Racist? Not all Asian Pacific Americans are in agreement about the movie. This site uses cookies. 'Net Famous. For one, a gong sounds every time his name is said. The Love Guru (2008) Expand NOPE! As NPR noted in 2008, "In 1984, when Sixteen Candles came out, some Asian-American groups decried Long Duk Dong as stereotypical, racist, and part of a long history of Hollywood's offensive depictions of Asian men ." Long Duk Dong was an Asian-American cliche for a new generation. His every entrance is accompanied, mysteriously, by the sound of a gong. It's an odd animal.". 2 Broke Girls and the New Long Duk Dong We Never Asked For CBS. When we launched In Character, we set out to explore fictional characters who had left a mark on American culture. Reality Tea-V. Yo, Is This Racist? I prefer breakfast club, the lead girl is pretty to me. Showing such a movie "without a clear intent to educate the public about its racist portrayal, smacks of racism itself," says her letter. Author Confronts Stereotypes in 'Ask a Mexican', Stereotypes in '300' Fail to Match Historical Reality, Controversial Stage Play Magnifies Stereotypes, 'Aliens in America' Pits Stereotypes, Humor, 'Believe It': Proud Mississippians Shun Stereotypes, Filmmakers Shatter Arab Stereotypes in Hollywood, Valentino's Sheik: An 'Other' Made to Swoon Over, New Life for a School Film on Gay Tolerance, America's Love Affair with Stereotyped Brands, Movie Industry Builds, Challenges Black Stereotypes. "But that one certainly did.". Since then, he has developed a pretty long resume doing movies, theater voice-over work and TV. Andrew Ti, the beaten-down mind behind Yo, Is This Racist? She said very coolly that she wanted a pink guy and black car. "'What's happenin', hot stuff?' A 1984 review in The New York Times criticized the character of Long Duk Dong for being "unfunny" and a "potentially offensive stereotype" of Asian people. Trump supporters turn on him on Reddit and Parler, Malcolm & Marie | Official Trailer | Netflix, Jessica White exposes Nick Cannon and his baby mother, Black Wedding of the Day - A Leap Day Wedding with Polished Orange Accents in Los Angeles, The Republican Party Died when Black Americans walked away back in the 60s. I’ll give you previews. Jamal is always so enthusiastic and into it. The mark Long Duk Dong left was more of a stain: To some viewers, he represents one of the most offensive Asian stereotypes Hollywood ever gave America. She's clearly not attracted to black men. Adds Wong: "It's baggage for him just like it's baggage for us.". In Sixteen Candles, when a literal gong sound was played every single time the Asian character Long Duk Dong appeared on screen. Former Miss St. Elizabeth overcomes big setback, now living her dream, Is regional integration and federalism, the future of africa, Northern Nigerian celebrities campaign for Niger's Bazoum, Black ATTORNEY Tased, Tackled, Arrested & convicted Because He Wore A Dashiki In Court. Another frightening takeaway from Sixteen Candles is the character Long Duk Dong, a foreign exchange student from an unidentified Asian country staying with Sam’s grandparents. Facebook; Twitter; Print. Both the audio and text versions on this page have been corrected. This sounds more possibly Vietnamese to me… Why is Long Duk Dong being hosted as an exchange student by an elderly couple? I was praying hard. 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Gedde Watanabe's Long Duk Dong drew laughs — and fire from critics who decried the character as a racist caricature. For the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.’, Molly Ringwald Reflects John Hughes pics in MeToo: ‘Racist, Misogynistic – Deadline, (You must log in or sign up to reply here.). "Every single Asian dude who went to high school or junior high during the era of John Hughes movies was called 'Donger,'" says Martin Wong. No teen classic is complete without a side of racism, right? ellarebee, Jan 8, 2021 at 9:30 PM Even as they condemn the character, they laugh about his silly antics in the movie. And don't black women do that with white men all the time talking about "pink peen" and how they're not hygienic, etc. He is not one of the cool kids. Yes, really. In 1984, when Sixteen Candles came out, some Asian-American groups decried Long Duk Dong as stereotypical, racist and part of a long history of Hollywood's offensive depictions of Asian men. The Western gaze: Why should the West validate African realities? x 7; Jun 5, 2020 #3. There was no disgust on her face at all. Let's get the obvious out of the way first: Long Duk Dong is a horrible personification of stereotypes Americans hold about Asians. Aug 3, 2012 Ratings: +206,941 / 3,945 / -944. I played this song out before I even knew who she was. Geeks, jocks, cheerleaders, kids desperate to find an in with the popular crowd — they were the standard character set. NAH! LSA has taken plenty from me but I refuse to let go of 16 Candles . So what. It's like every bad stereotype possible, loaded into one character.". That is NOT Babyface, someone alert him. In the original version of this story, a quote from Martin Wong was incorrectly attributed. I know you've seen it many times here on LSA. He is the foreign-exchange student, fresh from some unidentified Asian country, in the popular 1984 high-school comedy Sixteen Candles — comic relief in a movie with more than its share of slapstick. The Asian foreign exchange student Long Duk Dong is essentially a caricature of negative Asian stereotypes. And don't black women do that with white men all the time talking about "pink peen" and how they're not hygienic, etc. Jay-Z Spoke At Today's OTC Markets' Cannabis Investor Conference. Long Duk Dong is considered one of the most racist portrayals of a minority movie character of all time. I told you! For many millennials, Long Duk Dong, the foreign exchange student from John Hughes’ infamously racist 1984 film, was an introduction to the Asian comic-relief character. Mitch McConnell Will Not Hold Impeachment Trial Before January 19. He was studious, awkward around women, and naively charismatic — in a Long Duk Dong kind of way. Who's your favourite sims character/family/world of all time? Long Duk Dong, ‘Sixteen Candles’ One of modern movie history’s most enduring teen films, Sixteen Candles, is also a showcase for one of its most offensive Asian stereotypes.At the beginning of the film, Long Duk Dong is a repressed nerd living with the lead character’s grandparents as an exchange student. But the character of Long Duk Dong, played by Gedde Watanabe, has been singled out as racist since the movie's release. I don’t know anybody with the last name Long or Dong. MiniCoop, Jan 8, 2021 at 9:31 PM I've watched most of John Hughes movies, but the older I got I realized that he was an overrated racist. Reality Tea-V, Foxy Brown, Jan 8, 2021 at 9:30 PM NOOO! , Jan 8, 2021 at 9:30 PM In the '80s, teenagers quoted Long Duk Dong endlessly. Reality Tea-V. That is so true. So, now that it’s the 21st century and all, NPR’s Web site has an article proposing the idea that—gasp—Gedde Watanabe’s character in Sixteen Candles, Long Duk Dong, might be a racist caricature that doesn’t actually represent every single Asian on Earth, ever.Fetch me the smelling salts, because I think I’ve fainted of surprise. 1. But by far, the worst, most blatant racism in the film is the character (or caricature, really) of the offensively-named Long Duk Dong, a walking stereotype who's treated terribly. Would You Go To This Job Interview - Hiring Managers Chime In, My dad complains about gender roles but doesn't work. Long Duk Dong is a fictional character who appears in Sixteen Candles, a 1984 American coming-of-age comedy film written and directed by John Hughes.Played by Japanese American actor Gedde Watanabe, the character is an Asian foreign exchange student and a supporting character in the film set at a US suburban high school.The character has been called an offensive stereotype of Asian people. The racism and sexism in Hughes’ movie is so over the top, I have to hope any teens watching it today would view it as a shocking, old-timey artifact. But by far, the worst, most blatant racism in the film is the character (or caricature, really) of the offensively-named Long Duk Dong, a walking stereotype who's treated terribly. You Make the Case: The 'In Character' Blog. ", Watanabe left Utah at 18 to become a performer; Sixteen Candles was his big Hollywood break. “Isn’t this character – Long Dong Duk, or whatever – kinda racist?” Peter Kavinsky, the main love interest in To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before asks when Lara Jean Song Covey makes him watch her favourite film, John Hughes ’ Sixteen Candles. I know you've seen it many times here on LSA. There was also the Chinese kid named Long Duk Dong. Except that when I think of two words to describe the movie I watched, I'd swap out "fresh and cheerful" for "racist and sexist". But Asian-American actors are still trying to overcome several big issues. Reality Tea-V, shottis2388, Jan 8, 2021 at 9:30 PM Acting like an idiot on TV only brings back waves of Long Duk Dong–related flashbacks. Some of us realized how bad Long Duk Dong was This is pretty brief, but I got a big kick out of this blink-and-you-might-miss-it moment from a recent episode the NBC comedy Go On , in which John Cho's character Steven expresses how he didn't really appreciate the racist Long Duk Dong character from Sixteen Candles : In 2001, graphic novelist Adrian Tomine (Shortcomings) published a pungent one-page comic describing his own history with the legacy of Long Duk Dong. In real American schools, Long Duk Dong gave the mean kids new material. Paparazzi Alley. He got into a relationship a month after we broke up on our anniversary, I believe in romance theoretically, but I don't feel it in the real world. Andrew Ti, the beaten-down mind behind Yo, Is This Racist? The situation for Asian-American men in Hollywood has improved a bit since 1984. Long Duk Dong wears his hair in what we called a "butt-cut" back in the '80s — parted straight down the middle. They asked, 'How could you do a role like that?' Dumbo's lead crow is named after an infamous set of laws in the US that legalised segregation Universal Pictures' teen comedy Sixteen Candles has long been criticised for stereotyping Asians with its Long Duk Dong character. William was the one person White people could point to and say, “See? Offensive? It seems like Marjorie gon chase a bag that makes her happy and provides her what she wants and that’s what Lori is... BeenAround Sixteen Candles stole even that limited pleasure — and Asian-American guys focused their frustration on the actor who played Long Duk Dong. He is best known for playing Harold in the comedy Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle and in an upcoming sequel. #Problematic. Some argue that Charlie Chan or Long Duk Dong have been the most damaging stereotypes to the Asian/-American community; however, I feel that the cheap "comic" relief provided by Mr. Yunioshi stands out as an extremely racist portrayal. First, let’s get the obvious out of the way. Hello, Jake Ryan! He's mystified by quiche; confronted with a fork and spoon, he uses them like chopsticks. That pride is tempered upon further review as she acknowledges his work “could also be considered racist, misogynistic, and, at times, homophobic. 1 Long Duk Dong - Sixteen Candles. Racism. There are more Asian Americans behind the camera, and more substantial roles, especially on TV. In 1984, when Sixteen Candles came out, some Asian-American groups decried Long Duk Dong as stereotypical, racist and part of a long history of Hollywood's offensive depictions of Asian men. Celebrity Alley - Celebrity News and Gossip, World Champion L. Hamilton (Mercedes)|W: 10 P: 307, ‘Repent! It’s on a Apple playlist. So, now that it’s the 21st century and all, NPR’s Web site has an article proposing the idea that—gasp—Gedde Watanabe’s character in Sixteen Candles, Long Duk Dong, might be a racist caricature that doesn’t actually represent every single Asian on Earth, ever.Fetch me the smelling salts, because I think I’ve fainted of surprise. Discussion in 'Movie Alley' started by TaTa84, Jun 5, 2020. Do you think eyebrows make much of a difference? A California state court has shot down Khlozillas, Good American’s anti-SLAPP Motion... Kevin Harts has been in a Car Accident, Plane Crash, Boat Accident and Skiing accident. Celebrity News and Gossip, Bruh I’m high steppin’ to my bae :relieved: lol, Young Killa, Jan 8, 2021 at 9:30 PM "I was making people laugh," he says. As NPR noted in 2008, "In 1984, when Sixteen Candles came out, some Asian-American groups decried Long Duk Dong as stereotypical, racist, and part of a long history of Hollywood's offensive depictions of Asian men." Racism. Japanese-American actor Gedde Watanabe, who does not speak Japanese, describes his audition for the role of Long Duk Dong — and the trick he used to win the part. She's clearly not attracted to black men. He became one of the most enduring characters of the decade's teen comedies. So why do you like this movie? They’re only following what they see. hide caption. Film Clip: Sixteen Candles - Chinaman Long Duk Dong - The Scene - What's Happening Hotstuff comedy movie clip by John Hughes. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. ToniEve, Jan 8, 2021 at 9:31 PM Long Duk Dong has become the poster child of Asian stereotypes in Hollywood every since the premiere of the film. (He played Nurse Yosh on ER.). Gedde Watanabe's Long Duk Dong drew laughs — and fire from critics who decried the character as a racist caricature. Long Duk Dong – that’s doesn’t sound like a Chinese name to me at all? He was studious, awkward around women, and naively charismatic — in a Long Duk Dong kind of way. "In fact, I was working at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and I was accosted a couple of times by a couple of women who were just really irate and angry. His parents settled there after his mother was forced into a U.S. internment camp during World War II. He was joking with a friend that... Dblock, Jan 8, 2021 at 9:30 PM Senior Trump Official: We Were Wrong. “Not kind of,” she answers matter-of-factly, “ extremely racist.” Rayven Lashea, Jan 8, 2021 at 9:31 PM They want more roles that are simply American, not ethnic. Thanks x 21; LOL! I've watched most of John Hughes movies, but the older I got I realized that he was an overrated racist. Facebook Twitter Pinterest In case my readers (hello, all!) Not “kind of.” Extremely racist. For one, a gong sounds every time his name is said. Music Industry News and Views. Nakamura and Wong, from Giant Robot magazine, clearly see some humor in Long Duk Dong, too. I'm upset, The Disrespect! Long Duk Dong makes his first entrance in the movie upside down, hanging from a top bunk, waggling his eyebrows at the female protagonist of Sixteen Candles and trying out his conversational English: "What's happenin', hot stuff?". Long Duk Dong… like, kinda racist? Twenty-four years later, America’s National Public Radio described Long Duk Dong as “one of the most offensive Asian stereotypes Hollywood ever gave America”. Then he jumps onto the person below — who turns out not to be his new American girlfriend. When they discover him, the inanity continues: "Oh, no more yanky my wanky," he moans. Universal Pictures That's it, Rashid.. Just bow out gracefully and come take me on a date! Politics, thevintagevegan, Jan 8, 2021 at 9:31 PM He wasn’t raised like that. Why are even asking that question? Aye, drag Spotify now! 14,739 885. 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