COLOR LINES
BACK TO
MARGARET CHO

WATCH: Awkwafina and Margaret Cho Lampoon Asian Stereotypes on Edgy 'Green Tea'

"Flip a stereotype, how an Asian bitch got concubines?" How, indeed. 

Sameer Rao  MAY 31, 2016 1:29PM EDT

SHARE THIS!

 
 

 

No matter what you think of Margaret Cho, you have to admit—she's edgy as hell. So the Asian-American comedic pioneer's new collaboration with fellow comedian and rapper Nora "Awkwafina" Lum shouldn't be wholly surprising.

Echoing Cho's recent social media advocacy against Hollywood's racist treatment of Asian-American performers, the performers' "Green Tea" sends up nefarious Asian stereotypes (prevalent in media that continually Whitewashes performers and characters of Asian descent) with profanity-laden lyrics like ""Flip a stereotype, how an Asian bitch got concubines?" The video features Awkwafina and Cho rapping in a variety of satirical costumes and scenarios, including a recurring situation where Cho channels the disturbing ghosts from "The Grudge."

Check out the video above, and let us know what you think in the comments.