Long Duk Dong makes his first entrance in the movie upside down, hanging from a top bunk, waggling his eyebrows at the female protagonist of Sixteen Candles and trying out his conversational English: "What's happenin', hot stuff?". It's like every bad stereotype possible, loaded into one character.". I played this song out before I even knew who she was. It is an odd thing, that line between comedy and offense. ", Worse, says Nakamura: "You're being portrayed as a guy who just came off a boat and who's out of control. They’re only following what they see. Watanabe says making Sixteen Candles was a great experience, but one that, in retrospect, he realizes he was "a bit naive" about. (He played Nurse Yosh on ER.). By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. "I didn't realize how it was going to affect people.". Mitch McConnell Will Not Hold Impeachment Trial Before January 19. January 19, 2012. by Andrew Ti. 1 Long Duk Dong - Sixteen Candles No teen classic is complete without a side of racism, right? [/QUOTE, Considering that I was once hit with a "Shaniqua" at a camp when I was a kid from a counselor. ALL of them were held by WOMEN, Google officially suspends Parler from Google store, Warning signs of impending riots were all over social media Malcom Nance, Chatter about more MAGA attacks on the 17th, Mary Trump Predicts A “Dangerous” Next Two Weeks Under the Trump Administration. After all, he was one of them: born in the U.S.A. Gedde Watanabe is 52 now. In 1984, when Sixteen Candles came out, some Asian-American groups decried Long Duk Dong as stereotypical, racist and part of a long history of Hollywood's offensive depictions of Asian men. There was no disgust on her face at all. And like most media cliches, it came with IRL implications. He answered my prayers. Aug 3, 2012 Ratings: +206,941 / 3,945 / -944. Then it's on to the average American dinner table, where the food seems completely foreign to him. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Author Confronts Stereotypes in 'Ask a Mexican', Stereotypes in '300' Fail to Match Historical Reality, Controversial Stage Play Magnifies Stereotypes, 'Aliens in America' Pits Stereotypes, Humor, 'Believe It': Proud Mississippians Shun Stereotypes, Filmmakers Shatter Arab Stereotypes in Hollywood, Valentino's Sheik: An 'Other' Made to Swoon Over, New Life for a School Film on Gay Tolerance, America's Love Affair with Stereotyped Brands, Movie Industry Builds, Challenges Black Stereotypes. But it's funny, too, because at the same time I laugh at the character. But allow me to explain. The movie date scene in Netflix’s new teen movie To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before has been revered in media as one of the of the most romantic segments of the film. "It took me a while to understand that," Watanabe says. For one, a gong sounds every time his name is said. As NPR noted in 2008, "In 1984, when Sixteen Candles came out, some Asian-American groups decried Long Duk Dong as stereotypical, racist, and part of a long history of Hollywood's offensive depictions of Asian men." For the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.’, Molly Ringwald Reflects John Hughes pics in MeToo: ‘Racist, Misogynistic – Deadline, (You must log in or sign up to reply here.). Trump permanently suspended from Twitter. MiniCoop, Jan 8, 2021 at 9:31 PM It’s on a Apple playlist. So what. Gedde Watanabe's Long Duk Dong drew laughs — and fire from critics who decried the character as a racist caricature. Long Duk Dong, played by Japanese-American actor Gedde Watanabe. I didn't see that. Both the audio and text versions on this page have been corrected. You Make the Case: The 'In Character' Blog. Wong and Eric Nakamura co-founded the magazine Giant Robot, which covers Asian and Asian-American pop culture. She said very coolly that she wanted a pink guy and black car. It’s time to nip this in the bud. From what I recall, most exchange students are hosted by families with similarly school aged children. Give it to someone the next time you're playing and watch how they struggle. There was also the Chinese kid named Long Duk Dong. He is going to tells us he has never hit a woman and will never touch any woman. No, the friend was the one who acted shocked at the thought of her wanting a black guy. 1 Long Duk Dong - Sixteen Candles. When we launched In Character, we set out to explore fictional characters who had left a mark on American culture. Facebook; Twitter; Print. Funny? Another frightening takeaway from Sixteen Candles is the character Long Duk Dong, a foreign exchange student from an unidentified Asian country staying with Sam’s grandparents. Reality Tea-V, shottis2388, Jan 8, 2021 at 9:30 PM Some of us realized how bad Long Duk Dong was This is pretty brief, but I got a big kick out of this blink-and-you-might-miss-it moment from a recent episode the NBC comedy Go On , in which John Cho's character Steven expresses how he didn't really appreciate the racist Long Duk Dong character from Sixteen Candles : Racism. Facebook; Twitter; Print. Long Duk Dong wears his hair in what we called a "butt-cut" back in the '80s — parted straight down the middle. NOPE! 'Every Bad Stereotype,' Rolled Into One Character. And don't black women do that with white men all the time talking about "pink peen" and how they're not hygienic, etc. ellarebee, Jan 8, 2021 at 9:30 PM Except that when I think of two words to describe the movie I watched, I'd swap out "fresh and cheerful" for "racist and sexist". "If you're being called Long Duk Dong," Wong explains, "you're comic relief amongst a sea of people unlike you. Twenty-four years later, America’s National Public Radio described Long Duk Dong as “one of the most offensive Asian stereotypes Hollywood ever gave America”. He is the foreign-exchange student, fresh from some unidentified Asian country, in the popular 1984 high-school comedy Sixteen Candles — comic relief in a movie with more than its share of slapstick. For many millennials, Long Duk Dong, the foreign exchange student from John Hughes’ infamously racist 1984 film, was an introduction to the Asian comic-relief character. But Asian-American actors are still trying to overcome several big issues. And don't black women do that with white men all the time talking about "pink peen" and how they're not hygienic, etc. He was studious, awkward around women, and naively charismatic — in a Long Duk Dong kind of way. Let's get the obvious out of the way first: Long Duk Dong is a horrible personification of stereotypes Americans hold about Asians. True enough: More than 20 years after Sixteen Candles came out, people are still laughing at — and cringing over, and sometimes singing along with — the phenomenon that is Long Duk Dong. Oh, and along the way? It's his face — not that of Molly Ringwald's heroine — on the Sixteen Candles DVD in that red Netflix envelope. In 2018 Sixteen Candles star Molly Ringwald expressed horror at watching the film through a modern lens, noting that Long Duk Dong was "a grotesque stereotype". In case my readers (hello, all!) The Love Guru (2008) Expand Paparazzi Alley. LOL! He is best known for playing Harold in the comedy Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle and in an upcoming sequel. Long Duk Dong is the creation of writer-director John Hughes, whose films — The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller's Day Off — enshrined a Hollywood-heightened image of a suburban high school near you. Long Duk Dong was an Asian-American cliche for a new generation. He's A Facist, The US economy lost 140,000 jobs in December. Yo, Is This Racist? In this case, Sixteen Candles ’ Long Duk Dong provides the racist comic relief as the Japanese foreign exchange student whose first appearance in the film is marked by a gong. This site uses cookies. Universal Pictures Some argue that Charlie Chan or Long Duk Dong have been the most damaging stereotypes to the Asian/-American community; however, I feel that the cheap "comic" relief provided by Mr. Yunioshi stands out as an extremely racist portrayal. Showing such a movie "without a clear intent to educate the public about its racist portrayal, smacks of racism itself," says her letter. Rayven Lashea, Jan 8, 2021 at 9:31 PM In this case, Sixteen Candles’ Long Duk Dong provides the racist comic relief as the Japanese foreign exchange student whose first appearance in the film is marked by a gong. But the character of Long Duk Dong, played by Gedde Watanabe, has been singled out as racist since the movie's release. He is currently filming a thriller in New Mexico. This video is a compilation of all the memorable scenes Long Duk Dong (Gedde Wantanbe) appeared in, in the 80s classic comedy, Sixteen Candles. , Jan 8, 2021 at 9:30 PM 'Oh, sexy girlfriend.'". There are more Asian Americans behind the camera, and more substantial roles, especially on TV. But by far, the worst, most blatant racism in the film is the character (or caricature, really) of the offensively-named Long Duk Dong, a walking stereotype who's treated terribly. It's an odd animal.". Why are even asking that question? But by far, the worst, most blatant racism in the film is the character (or caricature, really) of the offensively-named Long Duk Dong, a walking stereotype who's treated terribly. "The Donger needs food.". Long Duk Dong, ‘Sixteen Candles’ One of modern movie history’s most enduring teen films, Sixteen Candles, is also a showcase for one of its most offensive Asian stereotypes.At the beginning of the film, Long Duk Dong is a repressed nerd living with the lead character’s grandparents as an exchange student. Film Clip: Sixteen Candles - Chinaman Long Duk Dong - The Scene - What's Happening Hotstuff comedy movie clip by John Hughes. Former Miss St. Elizabeth overcomes big setback, now living her dream, Is regional integration and federalism, the future of africa, Northern Nigerian celebrities campaign for Niger's Bazoum, Black ATTORNEY Tased, Tackled, Arrested & convicted Because He Wore A Dashiki In Court. But he proceeds to have the night of his life: At the high-school dance, he finds romance, gets seriously drunk and ends up in a tree, hollering, "Oh, sexy girlfriend!". LSA has taken plenty from me but I refuse to let go of 16 Candles . Is there a more difficult film to get in Charades? I've watched most of John Hughes movies, but the older I got I realized that he was an overrated racist. So, now that it’s the 21st century and all, NPR’s Web site has an article proposing the idea that—gasp—Gedde Watanabe’s character in Sixteen Candles, Long Duk Dong, might be a racist caricature that doesn’t actually represent every single Asian on Earth, ever.Fetch me the smelling salts, because I think I’ve fainted of surprise. ", Watanabe left Utah at 18 to become a performer; Sixteen Candles was his big Hollywood break. Additionally, Mike muses that they will have to "burn the sheets and mattresses after he leaves." Reality Tea-V. That is so true. The situation for Asian-American men in Hollywood has improved a bit since 1984. Hundreds of fans come out to hear their loyal renditions of '80s pop tunes. The Asian foreign exchange student Long Duk Dong is essentially a caricature of negative Asian stereotypes. 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Jay-Z Spoke At Today's OTC Markets' Cannabis Investor Conference. #Problematic. I was praying hard. Japanese-American actor Gedde Watanabe, who does not speak Japanese, describes his audition for the role of Long Duk Dong — and the trick he used to win the part. As far as film actors go, many people mention John Cho. Do you think eyebrows make much of a difference? "Every single Asian dude who went to high school or junior high during the era of John Hughes movies was called 'Donger,'" says Martin Wong. "I feel bad for the guy in the end because he's had to live with the fact that all these Asian-American men hate him," says Nakamura. Twitter deletes his subsequent tweets from @POTUS. Yeah I always rolled my eyes at that part. hide caption. It seems like Marjorie gon chase a bag that makes her happy and provides her what she wants and that’s what Lori is... BeenAround Since then, he has developed a pretty long resume doing movies, theater voice-over work and TV. By morning, Long Duk Dong — portrayed by actor Gedde Watanabe — lies splayed out in his host family's front yard. Rasputia: A Comic Type, or a Racial Stereotype? He grew up in a Japanese-American family in Ogden, Utah. William was the one person White people could point to and say, “See? The mark Long Duk Dong left was more of a stain: To some viewers, he represents one of the most offensive Asian stereotypes Hollywood ever gave America. 'Net Famous. And they understand Watanabe's conflict. “Isn’t this character – Long Dong Duk, or whatever – kinda racist?” Peter Kavinsky, the main love interest in To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before asks when Lara Jean Song Covey makes him watch her favourite film, John Hughes ’ Sixteen Candles. Not “kind of.” Extremely racist. Then he jumps onto the person below — who turns out not to be his new American girlfriend. Plus, that character was racist as hell. Discussion in 'Movie Alley' started by TaTa84, Jun 5, 2020. 2 Broke Girls and the New Long Duk Dong We Never Asked For CBS. But the character of Long Duk Dong, played by Gedde Watanabe, has been singled out as racist since the movie's release. I've watched most of John Hughes movies, but the older I got I realized that he was an overrated racist. Most weekends, at O'Neill's Irish pub in Lexington, Ky., you can catch Long Duk Dong — the '80s cover band. His every entrance is accompanied, mysteriously, by the sound of a gong. He was joking with a friend that... Dblock, Jan 8, 2021 at 9:30 PM That's it, Rashid.. Just bow out gracefully and come take me on a date! As NPR noted in 2008, "In 1984, when Sixteen Candles came out, some Asian-American groups decried Long Duk Dong as stereotypical, racist, and part of a long history of Hollywood's offensive depictions of Asian men ." At the beginning of the film, Long Duk Dong is a repressed nerd living with the lead character’s grandparents as an exchange student. Warner Bros faced a similar problem with … Andrew Ti, the beaten-down mind behind Yo, Is This Racist? So what. The racism and sexism in Hughes’ movie is so over the top, I have to hope any teens watching it today would view it as a shocking, old-timey artifact. And even there, he was recognized — at a Wal-Mart — as Long Duk Dong. Senior Trump Official: We Were Wrong. He wasn’t raised like that. Nakamura and Wong say that before "The Donger" came along, they got called "Bruce Lee" at school. Acting like an idiot on TV only brings back waves of Long Duk Dong–related flashbacks. Is there anybody here who has healed themselves from trauma? In 2018, Sixteen Candles star Molly Ringwald expressed horror at watching the film through a modern lens, noting that Long Duk Dong is “a grotesque stereotype”. Even as they condemn the character, they laugh about his silly antics in the movie. He barely speaks English, has a bizarre name that references male genitalia, and goes out of control once he is surrounded by American culture as seen … He became one of the most enduring characters of the decade's teen comedies. Hollywood may be importing leading men from Asia, one oft-heard argument says, but it has a ways to go with Asian Americans. brings his talents to the world of media to periodically search for the most racist character in TV and movies. Long Duk Dong is a fictional character who appears in Sixteen Candles, a 1984 American coming-of-age comedy film written and directed by John Hughes.Played by Japanese American actor Gedde Watanabe, the character is an Asian foreign exchange student and a supporting character in the film set at a US suburban high school.The character has been called an offensive stereotype of Asian people. Conversely, Roger Ebert defended him, writing that Gedde Watanabe "elevates his role from a potentially offensive stereotype to high comedy". She made it seem gross like eww of course not I want a PINK guy, I didn't see that. For a generation of Americans, the answer to that question is a name: Long Duk Dong. Hello, Jake Ryan! "In fact, I was working at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and I was accosted a couple of times by a couple of women who were just really irate and angry. January 19, 2012. by Andrew Ti. NAH! Others are fantastic movies degraded because stereotypical characters such as Long Duk Dong from “Sixteen Candles” or Mr. Yunioshi from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” In 1984, when Sixteen Candles came out, some Asian-American groups decried Long Duk Dong as stereotypical, racist and part of a long history of Hollywood's offensive depictions of Asian men. "'What's happenin', hot stuff?' Jamal is always so enthusiastic and into it. NOOO! x 7; Jun 5, 2020 #3. Andrew Ti, the beaten-down mind behind Yo, Is This Racist? I know you've seen it many times here on LSA. First, let’s get the obvious out of the way. Is RHONY The Most Sexually Liberal Franchise? Adds Wong: "It's baggage for him just like it's baggage for us.". Long Duk Dong – that’s doesn’t sound like a Chinese name to me at all? Politics, thevintagevegan, Jan 8, 2021 at 9:31 PM So, now that it’s the 21st century and all, NPR’s Web site has an article proposing the idea that—gasp—Gedde Watanabe’s character in Sixteen Candles, Long Duk Dong, might be a racist caricature that doesn’t actually represent every single Asian on Earth, ever.Fetch me the smelling salts, because I think I’ve fainted of surprise. As for Long Duk Dong, he lives on in pop-culture memory — though in some places, as more than a stereotype. In real American schools, Long Duk Dong gave the mean kids new material. Celebrity Alley - Celebrity News and Gossip, World Champion L. Hamilton (Mercedes)|W: 10 P: 307, ‘Repent! I told you! They want more roles that are simply American, not ethnic. In the '80s, teenagers quoted Long Duk Dong endlessly. "But that one certainly did.". That is NOT Babyface, someone alert him. Celebrity News and Gossip, Bruh I’m high steppin’ to my bae :relieved: lol, Young Killa, Jan 8, 2021 at 9:30 PM Who's your favourite sims character/family/world of all time? That pride is tempered upon further review as she acknowledges his work “could also be considered racist, misogynistic, and, at times, homophobic. Fa says the role played by Gedde Watanabe is "a horrifyingly racist portrayal" of an "oversexed, geeky, opposite-of-macho Asian man." That wasn't so bad: At least Lee, the martial-arts star, could kick ass. Sixteen Candles stole even that limited pleasure — and Asian-American guys focused their frustration on the actor who played Long Duk Dong. I don’t know anybody with the last name Long or Dong. She's clearly not attracted to black men. Gedde Watanabe's Long Duk Dong drew laughs — and fire from critics who decried the character as a racist caricature. Like, really racist. He is not one of the cool kids. He's mystified by quiche; confronted with a fork and spoon, he uses them like chopsticks. Not all Asian Pacific Americans are in agreement about the movie. Nakamura and Wong, from Giant Robot magazine, clearly see some humor in Long Duk Dong, too. And, says Watanabe: "We really need an Asian-American star, and it hasn't happened." Aye, drag Spotify now! He was studious, awkward around women, and naively charismatic — in a Long Duk Dong kind of way. He got into a relationship a month after we broke up on our anniversary, I believe in romance theoretically, but I don't feel it in the real world. “Not kind of,” she answers matter-of-factly, “ extremely racist.” 1. DolceDiva Well-Known Member. The Western gaze: Why should the West validate African realities? William was the one person White people could point to and say, “See? "I was making people laugh," he says. Offensive? Sixteen Candles (1984) follows the sixteenth birthday weekend of sophomore Samantha Baker and her crush on the popular senior Jake Ryan. Would You Go To This Job Interview - Hiring Managers Chime In, My dad complains about gender roles but doesn't work. Long Duk Dong, ‘Sixteen Candles’ One of modern movie history’s most enduring teen films, Sixteen Candles, is also a showcase for one of its most offensive Asian stereotypes. Podcasts. His parents settled there after his mother was forced into a U.S. internment camp during World War II. Film Clip: Sixteen Candles - Chinaman Long Duk Dong - The Scene - What's Happening Hotstuff comedy movie clip by John Hughes. Yo, Is This Racist? Reality Tea-V. 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Geeks, jocks, cheerleaders, kids desperate to find an in with the popular crowd — they were the standard character set. In the original version of this story, a quote from Martin Wong was incorrectly attributed. There was also the Chinese kid named Long Duk Dong. I know you've seen it many times here on LSA. Reality Tea-V, Foxy Brown, Jan 8, 2021 at 9:30 PM Racism. Monday Seagull’s reviews. 2 Broke Girls and the New Long Duk Dong We Never Asked For CBS. A 1984 review in The New York Times criticized the character of Long Duk Dong for being "unfunny" and a "potentially offensive stereotype" of Asian people. Long Duk Dong… like, kinda racist? Long Duk Dong has become the poster child of Asian stereotypes in Hollywood every since the premiere of the film. She's clearly not attracted to black men. When they discover him, the inanity continues: "Oh, no more yanky my wanky," he moans. Thanks x 21; LOL! For one, a gong sounds every time his name is said. "People still come up to me to this day and quote my lines," he says. So why do you like this movie? Yes, really. Those are the greatest hits of "The Donger": No more yanky my wanky ... Oh, sexy girlfriend ... What's happenin', hot stuff? I'm upset, The Disrespect! I prefer breakfast club, the lead girl is pretty to me. In Sixteen Candles, when a literal gong sound was played every single time the Asian character Long Duk Dong appeared on screen. 14,739 885. This sounds more possibly Vietnamese to me… Why is Long Duk Dong being hosted as an exchange student by an elderly couple? No teen classic is complete without a side of racism, right? In 2001, graphic novelist Adrian Tomine (Shortcomings) published a pungent one-page comic describing his own history with the legacy of Long Duk Dong. Sophomore Samantha Baker and her crush on the actor who played Long Duk Dong is considered of. Asked, 'How could you do a role like that? pop tunes about the movie they laugh his. 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