TMZ Under Fire for Asian Driver Comments

(thewrap.com) TMZ is being slammed by an Asian American organization that's demanding an apology from the show for comments made about Asian drivers.

The Media Action Network for Asian Americans (MANAA) is taking aim at the celebrity gossip show for a segment featuring “Step Up 3D” actor Joe Slaughter. During the segment, a TMZ reporter asked Slaughter about Korea creating larger parking stalls to make it easier for Korean women to park.

Quoth Slaughter, “I think America should do that for Asian people in general. Stereotypes aren't stereotypes because they're unfalse [sic].  They're stereotypes because we know for a fact that things like that happen.”

Cut to the TMZ set, where a staffer chimed in, “But you know what?  My roommate is Asian. She is full blown Chinese. And she openly talks about how she is a bad driver.  And she does blame it on her genetics because of her eyes. It's not something that's a bad thing if you — you know, maybe someone can be born with a big nose and you can't turn all the way…”

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