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Bowen Yang hilariously dismantles performative allyship in a memorable ‘SNL’ Weekend Update

Bowen Yang hilariously dismantles performative allyship in a memorable ‘SNL’ Weekend Update

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Bowen Yang hilariously dismantles performative allyship in a memorable ‘SNL’ Weekend Update

Bowen Yang hilariously dismantles performative allyship in a memorable 'SNL' Weekend Update

Saturday Night Live‘s Bowen Yang had some things to say about anti-Asian hate and how people are finding ways to help on the latest Weekend Update. After being introduced by co-host Colin Jost as the show’s “Asian cast member” — a trap, Yang dryly informs him — the segment launches into an intentionally over-the-top rundown of not-entirely-helpful and funny-in-an-upsetting-way strategies that the people of social media have employed to show support for the Asian-American community.

The Weekend Update moment is a direct response in some ways to the recent shooting in Atlanta that left eight dead, with six of them being Asian women. Of course, the incident that many have dubbed a hate crime for its targeting of Asian-owned businesses is just a single moment in a much longer history of hate, spurred on over the past year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic by disgraced former President Donald Trump. Read more…

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