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Enchong Dee Reacts To Issa Rae's Comments About Filipinos

'Welcome to 2018 everybody.'
PHOTO: (LEFT) Instagram/issarae, (RIGHT) Instagram/mr_enchongdee

A section of American comedienne Issa Rae's 2015 book, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, is making the rounds on social media for being non-too-complimentary about Filipinos.

In her book, Issa laments over how black women and Asian men have poor reputations in the dating department and suggested a solution: "I propose that black women and Asian men join forces in love, marriage, and procreation. Educated black women, what better intellectual match for you than an Asian man," she said.

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Issa, however, singles out Filipinos in her book, saying, "And I'm not talking about Filipinos; they're the blacks of Asians."

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Actor Enchong Dee expressed his disappointment on Instagram Stories and responded to the issue. "[A] famous black woman says not to date Filipino men because they're the 'Blacks of Asians.' Welcome to 2018 everyone," he said. "Just when you thought humanity is getting better."


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This also drew ire from Twitter users finding the passage offensive to not only black men but also Filipinos.


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Issa recently won a Peabody Award for her HBO show Insecure.