Eddie Huang Doesn’t Need You to Tell Him What’s Offensive

Earlier this month, the Eddie Huang-inspired Fresh Off the Boat TV show debuted to mixed reviews on

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Earlier this month, the Eddie Huang-inspired Fresh Off the Boat TV show debuted to mixed reviews on ABC. With race an undeniable component of the show, many took to social media to simultaneously voice disdain, as well as support the initiative. While Huang has held his own opinions about what has become of the show since selling his memoir, he recently spoke with Time Magazine about his own views on America and race. He goes on to say that dominant culture shouldn’t have the ability to tell him, himself what is deemed offensive. Huang’s ability to coherently speak about difficult topics has been his defining grace as he provides some compelling reasoning behind the current perception behind race and what it means to be Asian. A few days, ABC tweeted controversial imagery in anticipation of Fresh Off the Boat‘s premiere which led to a subsequent backlash on Twitter.

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