US comedian Chris Rock has been criticized for a joke he made while hosting the Oscars ceremony, at the expense of Asian-Americans.
Activists accused him of perpetuating racial stereotypes when he introduced a group of accountants, who turned out to be three Asian children in suits.

Chris Rock has been generally praised for the way he dealt with the absence of black artists among Oscar nominees.
The controversial skit involving the three children was an apparent reference to Asians being good at maths. One of the children was also given a Jewish surname.

Rock then said: “If anybody is upset about that joke, just tweet about it on your phone, which was also made by these kids.”
Critics say the punch line was another stereotype, about child labour in Asia.

Actress Constance Wu tweeted: “To parade little kids on stage w/no speaking lines merely to be the butt of a racist joke is reductive & gross. Antithesis of progress.”