Hate violence against Asians in Hollywood movie condemned

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Los Angeles (US), Aug.22 (ANI): Racist slurs against Asians in Hollywood's latest movie "The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard" has angered Asian Americans, who came out to protest against the film's maker on Friday.

Karen Narasaki, President and Executive Director of the Asian American Justice Center, said in a statement that the use of harmful, racist slurs and treatment of hate crimes in the film are "unacceptable and should not be tolerated."

Although billed as a satirical comedy, there is nothing funny about using slurs that simply reinforce negative stereotypes, nor in making light of violent hate crimes, Narasaki stressed.

"Hate crimes are very real and have a devastating effect on our communities. Employing the use of racial slurs and hate-based violence for comic relief is unacceptable," Xinhua quoted Narasaki, as saying.

Meanwhile, Stewart Kwoh, President and Executive Director of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, said: "We condemn any portrayals of a hate crime as 'comedy'-as advocates who have worked closely with the families of hate crimes victims over the years, including those who have lost loved ones to hate violence, we are appalled at the film's flippant disregard of the human cost of hate violence." (ANI)

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