This time, it was the up-and-coming female comic Jasmin Brown gracing her audience with her cringe-worthy portrayal of a Vietnamese nail salon attendant. Brown, who made her television debut via the short-lived 50 Central in , enjoys a significant following on her Instagram account, Watch Jazzy. When she posted a short video making fun of a nail shop employee, it immediately racked up nearly half a million views in just 24 hours. She delivers her lines with a thick accent and the occasional use of gibberish words to apparently show her speaking the Vietnamese vernacular. Many pointed out the problematic, racist nature of getting a laugh at the expense of a person of color trying to make an honest living.
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Mai Vo , Opinion Columnist April 9, Sydney Bennett. And to top it off, the worker had a Vietnamese accent that is unforgettable. Recently, I became interested in self-employment among Asian Americans, especially Vietnamese Americans.