Alex Jong-Seok Lee

Commercial Success

More TV ads are featuring Asian Americans, but are they debunking stereotypes?

SOMETHING ODD has been happening as of late. Flip on the TV and you're bound to see what you almost never saw in the past: Asian Americans in commercials-lots of them, and not just your kung-fu fighter or garden-variety geisha girl stereotypes. Could it be that today's commercial Asians are actually (gasp!) normal or even (gasp again!) American?