Guy Aoki

Guy Aoki is the Founding President of Media Action Network for Asian Americans (MANAA), the only organization solely dedicated to monitoring the mass media and advocates positive, balanced, and sensitive depiction and coverage of Asian Americans. For 17 years, he wrote syndicated radio shows for Dick Clark (including the Billboard Magazine Radio Award winning “Countdown America”) and in the ’80s researched for and mixed “American Top 40 with Casey Kasem.” He also put comedian Sarah Silverman on the map by debating her on “Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher” when she used “Chinks” in a joke on Conan O’Brien’s late night talk show.

Updated December 2017

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Marvel Comics’ New Editor-in-Chief Once Pretended to be Japanese

OK, now I’ve heard everything. It’s enough that for the past few years, we’ve had to grit our teeth over white and black actors playing characters originally written as Asian in movies: Emma Stone as Allison Ng in “Aloha,” Scarlet Johansson as Motoko Kusanagi in “Ghost in the Shell,” Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One in “Dr. Strange,” Chiwetel Ejiofor as Venkat Kapoor and Mackenzie Davis as Mindy Park in “The Martian.” (Can I stop now? I want to throw up.) Now we have a white-washed comic book editor-in-chief (he got the gig ju…

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