Sandra Oh’s ap­pear­ance mocked by Chi­nese

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Many peo­ple on China’s so­cial me­dia came to the de­fense of Korean-Cana­dian ac­tress Sandra Oh af­ter oth­ers mocked her ap­pear­ance fol­low­ing her his­toric win of the Golden Globes which she also hosted on Sun­day.

In China, fair skin and round eyes are con­sid­ered stan­dards of beauty and Sandra’s sin­gle-fold eye­lids are ap­par­ently off putting to some.

Posts ti­tled “Fe­male Lin Yongjian won the Golden Globe” and “You win, sis­ter of Lin Yongjian” have ap­peared on some me­dia out­lets since Mon­day, re­fer­ring to a long-run­ning joke in China that Oh may be the long-lost sis­ter of Chi­nese ac­tor Lin as they are sim­i­lar in ap­pear­ance.

Oh was not only the Golden Globes’ first Asian host but was also the first Asian to win a Golden Globe for lead ac­tress in a TV drama since Ja­panese ac­tress Yoko Shimada won for Shogun in 1981. Oh said in Korean: “Mom, dad, I love you” and bowed to her par­ents who at­tended the show.

In con­trast to the crit­i­cism of Oh’s ap­pear­ance by many ne­ti­zens on China’s twit­ter-like Weibo, many called on peo­ple to stop judg­ing her through their own nar­row stan­dards.

“This is a huge break­through for her and all North Amer­i­can Asians,” wrote an­other Sina Weibo user.

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