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Racist or Funny?

Woody Allen said in one of his movies, “Comedy is tragedy plus time.” Now looking back at the infamous 2004 “Gay or Asian?” article from Details magazine that everyone screamed from “racist” to “problematic,” I invite you to rethink what the hullabaloo was about. Really the article points to racism in the gay community. A bunch of fashion queens decided to make fun of being Asian and hence emasculating Asian males in North America. What a fabulous lesson in American racism?