So I got TMZ’D, they got me good. Or did they? How an innocent lunch with a friend turns into me being the butt of a racial funny attack, is as my mother would say…“Jejus! Too many Crajjji!!!”
Most of the video was pretty funny to me actually. I believe we have to be able to laugh at ourselves at times and take a few to the kidney. It’s part of the job description. Get paid to play pretend for a living= periodic burning at the stake.
However, a bit of this one felt like they were looking for something but just got lazy and went for the easiest jabs. Sorta flattered they actually knew I was from Georgia. Maybe that’s why they went for it so heavy, it’s kinda on the Racist Fence when the Chinese dude actually speaks English as a first language. Also, I doubt anyone who works at TMZ is truely a flagrant racist. TMZ do what TMZ do. It’s not the Rachel Maddow show.
The most disturbing and biggest lesson I learned from getting DMZ’d is … ”NEVER TRUST A SMILING ASIAN GUY WITH A CAMERA”. The guy who did the interview was in fact Asian. The TMZ Ambassador appeared out of nowhere, Bam! In front of me, with a big smile. Hey, Sung Kang, I’m down with the AA peeps. Hey, I met you before at some Asian American Film Festival. Hey it’s cool to see more Asian brothers in Hollywood. Hey, you think there will ever be an Asian president? Hey thanks brother. Brother? Dam! Brothers like you who needs the Clan? At least with the clanI know what’s behind the sheet. With this dude I felt safe, protected, with my peeps if you will. NOT! You ACTOR, you TARGET BITCH!
The TMZ Ambassador reminds me of that TRAITOR character from Bruce Lee movie, Chinese Connection maybe… The dude with round spectacles that sells out his own people for…Uhh, I don’t even know. But hey, just because the dude is Asian doesn’t mean he owes me anything. He has a job to do, brother has to eat. No judgement.
At the end of the day it’s not really a big deal. This stuff is the easy and the fun part of being in Hollyweird. I actually have to thank TMZ, before today I was “that Chinese Guy with long conditioned hair from the Fast and Furious movies”. Now people know my name. SUNG KANG Bi@#hes!!!
But importantly, things like the TMZ VID hopefully help simplify how stupid these stereotypes are to the masses. If I have to be the butt of a joke and get knocked around a bit to help make this shit go away… Well, it’s all worth it. Having something to fight for, keeps the fire burning. Life is a lot more exciting this way. Gives one purpose beyond all the B.S. I’ve learned that to play the Hollywood Game you have to have thick ass skin. REALLY THICK! No flesh, just hard bone and thick thick skin. But hey, it’s all been worth it. And it still continues to be worth it. Wait til you see FAST & FURIOUS 5, gigantic leap forward… We’ve made some movies that entertained, provoked and questioned the status quo. Not bad for a Chinese kid from Georgia.
To wrap things up I’ll share what fellow offender Justin Lin’s father, Mr. Lin Pao Foo Lang Shoa Hung Way Lup, said.(Just kidding)…Mr.Lin told Justin when the Hollywood critics reamed him a new Asshole for his first studio movie -ANNAPOLIS.
Good night party people!