The media has come under fire for the photos she used to cover the news of comedian Ali Wong’s divorce. Now, one magazine is apologizing.
Parade magazine issued an apology on Wednesday to the Asian-American comedian and her husband, Justin Hakuta, after misidentifying Hakuta as her former co-star Randall Park in one of the photos. A photo of the two, from their 2019 movie “Always Be My Maybe,” was accompanied by an article saying Wong and Hakuta were divorced. After eight years together.
For years, the Don Wong star has shared jokes and stories about her relationship with Hakuta, a Harvard Business School graduate and Fulbright scholar. The couple has two children: Marie, born 2015 and Nikki 2017.
MSN has also been criticized for using an image of Park in place of Hakuta. A spokesperson for MSN’s parent company, Microsoft, did not immediately respond to NBC News’ requests for comment.
After the controversy, people re-escalated the hashtag “WrongAsian” on Twitter and called out the incident.
Kirsten Chen, author of Counterfeiting, tweeted that she had a similar experience.
Chen wrote in tweetadding that she was tired of “flattening, ignoring and underestimating.”
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