Margaret Cho is a trailblazer in a lot of ways: she was the first Asian-American woman to perform in her own major-network sitcom and now she’s the first’ 90 s sitcom starring to unknowingly spokesmodel for the Arizona GOP.
It turns out that up until recently, the party’s website was consuming a promotional casting photo from Cho’s 1994 ABC show All-American Girl to showcase their commitment to diversification. According to Vice News, the photo was ” prominently boasted on the Arizona Republican Party’s bureaucrat website with the caption’ Asian Americans ,’ ” and sat on a page announced today that” the political party will never’ necessitate special titles for certain hastens, propagandize public policies that favor members of one group over another, or single out certain ethnic or social groups with the promise of special favors or political privileges.’”
An laudable send, and yet :P TAGEND
In addition to Cho sitting front and middle, you may notice Law and Order: SVU idol B.D. Wong in the back there with some spurting’ 90 s locks.
The photo too happens to be the literal first Google Image result when you scour the words” Asian American “:
Vice News reached out to the organization and spokeswoman Torunn Sinclair responded with the following statement: “As soon as this was introduced into our notice, the page was taken down. This was apparently a mistake, and we apologize.”
The famously-outspoken Cho has yet to tweet about the accident, but something tells us she’ll have some thoughts eventually.
Update 2:17 pm CT, Aug. 23 : strong> B.D. Wong responded to the information on Twitter with a inferno of a joke.
— BD WONG (@ BD_WONG) August 23, 2017
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