And Other Things to Know From Angry Asian America.
N.J. Police Chief Accused of Making Bigoted, Sexist Comments Steps Down
A New Jersey police chief accused of making derogatory comments about the nation’s first Sikh attorney general and the state’s first Asian American county prosecutor is stepping down. On July 4, an audio recording was posted to YouTube in which Trigo allegedly says former acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park — the first Asian American county prosecutor in New Jersey — “is pretty hot” and “she got wide ones.” Trigo also allegedly refers to New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal, the nation’s first Sikh state attorney general, as “that fucking guy with the turban” and says, “I wanna pull him like a top.” Yeah, get this guy the fuck out.
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Business owner targeted with death threats after buying Black Lives Matter billboard
A Houston business owner is facing backlash after purchasing a Black Lives Matter billboard in Houston. Le Hoang Nguyen, who is Vietnamese American, says he stands in solidarity of Black people and those who face racism in America. So he used his personal funds to purchase a bilingual billboard, located in southwest Houston, declaring public support of Black Lives Matter. But now he’s facing backlash from people calling for a boycott of his business, and even calls for his lynching — from his own Vietnamese community.
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‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Book ‘Oriental Adventures’ Gets a Disclaimer
“We… recognize that some of the legacy content available on this website does not reflect the values of the ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ franchise today.” Yeah, no shit. The company behind the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons has added a disclaimer to old titles on its online marketplaces — most notably “Oriental Adventures,” a book originally published in 1985 that has long been criticized by Asian fans. I’m not into role playing games, but I’ve been hearing about “Oriental Adventures” for years. It took this long to include a friggin’ disclaimer… but how about just discontinuing the damn thing? I think the gamers will be okay.
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Daniel Dae Kim Attached to Produce, Star in Rom-Com ‘A Sweet Mess’
Daniel Dae Kim will produce and star in the film adaptation of the new novel A Sweet Mess a romantic comedy from writer Jayci Lee. The novel follows a pampered socialite turned small-town baker, who loves her secluded life, but a cake mix-up and a jaded celebrity food critic threatens her hard-won freedom. The fix? Go to California’s wine country and guest star on the critic’s cooking show. Kim’s 3AD banner will produce. Somehow, this will be the first time in DDK’s three-decade career where he’ll be playing the romantic lead in a feature film.
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