The Legacy of Long Duk Dong

From the comic by Adrian Tomine. Full strip.

“Every single Asian dude who went to high school or junior high during the era of John Hughes movies was called ‘Donger.'” – Martin Wong of Giant Robot

NPR article and podcast on the Long Duk Dong Effect. They tracked down Gedde “The Donger” Watanabe himself – who like many Asian-American men growing up in the eighties – can’t live down the stereotyped Sixteen Candles image either. (via The Stranger)

Related: Where in the world is John Hughes? (LAT)

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