New dad Macaulay Culkin Slammed by NBC News for “Little Asian Babies” Remark

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Actor Macaulay Culkin of Home Alone mega-fame welcomed his first child with actress Brenda Song, and NBC News used the birth announcement to disparage him for three-year-old remarks he made about Asian babies. 

On a 2018 episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience,” Culkin said he was going to one day have “tiny little Asian babies,” with Song, who is of Thai descent.  

“It’s going to be adorable — a bunch of Sean Lennons running around the house, that’s what I’m looking for,” Culkin said, comparing his future children to the son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono.  

In an NBC News report, an Amherst College professor said that Culkin was essentially fetishizing his children.  “More than anything, he’s exoticizing his partner, and the babies, who were at that point not even born yet,” remarked Pawan Dhingra. “I think that’s a problem in and of itself — when you are turning a person into an exotic object because of their race, or their biracial heritage.”

During the interview with Rogan, Culkin claimed he repeatedly made Asian quips to Song. “I do it with her all the time, but I don’t do it in public,” he said at the time. “It’s like, oh, baby, you’re my Yoko.”

Dhingra said Culkin’s jokes were “belittling” to Asians. “The jokes he was saying to his girlfriend at the time, about the driving and about how she looks, the punchline to all those jokes is being Asian,” he continued. “I don’t want to speak about their relationship in any way. I don’t have any bearing on that. But it does kind of fit a very tired belittling of Asians — that we are the joke. We don’t do anything funny. We can’t make a joke. We are the joke.”

The former child star has not responded to the criticism but did release a statement that he and song were “overjoyed” by the birth of son Dakota. “Mother, Father, and Baby are all healthy and happy.”

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Kate Ferris
Kate Ferris
25 days ago

That’s racist??? Appears he loves his wife!!! GOOD grief! Are we just gonna be zombies saying HI. BYE, HELLO and nothing else for fear some person is gonna be offended by anything that comes out of one’s mouth????

Carlos
Carlos
25 days ago

This stuff is getting really stupid…

F Rasco
F Rasco
25 days ago
Reply to  Carlos

It’s not getting, it’s gotten really stupid already

Mandy Martin
Mandy Martin
23 days ago
Reply to  F Rasco

YES!!!

lionel s ducote
lionel s ducote
25 days ago

You bother us with this? So what? Everybody just needs to deal with what ever comes their way. it’s that simple. Nothing ain’t nothing but a “Meatball” to a stepper!

Adrian Maclean
Adrian Maclean
25 days ago

Dhingra is a joke . Asians are wonderful people and have an excellent sense of humor . This leftist woke cancel culture is getting sickening and most of us have had enough of this bullcrap.

Kate Ferris
Kate Ferris
25 days ago
Reply to  Adrian Maclean

YES! THEY AND most people have a GOOD sense of humor!❤

Mandy Martin
Mandy Martin
23 days ago
Reply to  Kate Ferris

Except Democrats!

T J
T J
25 days ago

So tired of these p r i c k s and their flimsy complaints.

Dennis Kowalke Jr
Dennis Kowalke Jr
25 days ago

This is ridiculous. He says cute little asian babies! Let’s see, when they are born they are little (fact)
Asian which they are part (fact)
Babies which they will be (fact)
What the hell is racist about any of this? Also comparing his wife to a well known asian who was married to John Lennon…..how is that bad? That is also factual. Good grief!

Kate Ferris
Kate Ferris
25 days ago

AMEN🌹

Craig Murphy
Craig Murphy
25 days ago

Dakota? North or South? It makes a difference.

AnnMarie
AnnMarie
24 days ago
Reply to  Craig Murphy

I assume the Dakota in question refers to the building named the Dakota on New York City’s Upper West Side where John Lennon and Yoko Ono lived before John was killed

Louann
Louann
25 days ago

Geez! I am sooooo sick of this cancel culture BS. Nothing he said was offensive and it was three years ago. Pretty soon we will be going back to things said in grade school!

snert
snert
25 days ago

having asian babies with his asian wife, how racist van you be…next!!!

Mary Anderson
Mary Anderson
25 days ago

A 3 year old comment???
How can you know his thoughts on what he was saying? For him, it could be a total term of endearment? His heart could have be thrilled to have a child with Song.
I’ve nieces & nephews of Irish American & Japanese heritage, and they are awesome, their mixed features are a perfect blend.
Who digs up this stuff, can any of the opinionated race inciting ugly thought people who do this, GET A REAL JOB??
Can one of you remember the lies and blown up opinions, you did 3 years ago? Wonder if you would be happy with a libel suit pushed on you?
You really should get your heads out of that tight narrow trough it is in.

Janice E. Prescott
Janice E. Prescott
25 days ago

Well the last time I looked there were little Asian babies, little Latino babies, little Black babies, little White babies, little Muslim babies. Now call me racist all you want but those are just the facts. How stupid are we getting?

Elizabeth Estrada aka CHIAKIA

LISTEN UP…The ACTOR Was CRACKING a JOKE Just Like DON RICKLES Did..When HE insulted PEOPLE. Same goes With PREZ TRUMP saying CHINA VIRUS. Some People Do NOT Mean to OFFEND Others. I know GOD is a SERIOUS GOD. Think TWICE Before Offending HIM. From SamuraiQueen. 😄😄😄

Anti communism
Anti communism
25 days ago

If you wear your emotions on your sleeve then everything will bother you, you and your woke culture needs to get a life for you are the same people that thinks it’s ok to disparage others as long as the are old white males.

Allen
Allen
25 days ago

Pawan Dhingra. Whatever the hell you are, I am pulling for your obituary. The world would be a better place.

Anti communism
Anti communism
25 days ago

It’s the government that is causing the problem for they want to label everyone and everything. Why do they have race designations. If it was just calling everybody as the human race and not break it down into separate groups there could not be racism.

Camille
25 days ago

Why can’t anyone have a little bit of a sense of humor? When someone is on a show like Rogan’s isn’t it supposed to be on the funny side? If it is then get over it. He could be a real fun person to be with and she could be used to it.

RummyWalker
RummyWalker
25 days ago

These professors need to get a life.

Reed
Reed
25 days ago

When are we going to stop taking this stupid shit from liberals? When is someone going to stand up and say enough is enough? I just want to smack the shit out of hen for being so goddamn ignorant. Culkin is a racist because he make jokes with his wife? He apparently loves her so how could you be a racist when you fucking live the person you are accused of hating? Hopefully, these cocksuckers have picked on the wrong one of their won and he hands their asses to them. Funny how they can be offended for one one who wasn’t offended to begin with. In my opinion that’s racist and racism com in my from them. What are you saying? They are too stupid to see they are being discriminated against and they need your racist wisdom to point that out to them?

Will
Will
24 days ago
Reply to  Reed

Reed…we’re not dealing with normal people. Think of it as an invisible airborne “virus” that causes incurable insanity. One by one, and so on, get infected. They are then unable to discern reality, much less accept it. Reminds me of the famous sci fi film “Invasion of the Body Snatchers.” I was once a very sociable person…but wisdom made me see that you can’t commiserate with lunatics. Be well!

Sage
Sage
24 days ago

If I was part of the cancel culture, I would be asking Amherst to fire this idiotic professor. Since I am not part of that mindless movement, I will not do so.

John
24 days ago

I think the lowlifes that wantonly blast someone who enjoys life and is having a good time with family and friends are a total pos that needs to be flushed down a toilet.

Robert Windham
Robert Windham
24 days ago

The way the tyrannical Left is proceeding on the cancel culture and their attacks on our Constitutional freedom of speech leads one to conclude we are headed for dictatorship. Remember people there is no Constitutional right not to be offended.

Thomas Bodine
Thomas Bodine
24 days ago

Oooooooooooooo you naughty boy that’s so terrible, I guess everyone knows I jest.

Jane Stacy
24 days ago

enough snowflakes need to be dropped on an island along with blm and antifa

David
24 days ago

These people are f n nuts. It is time to put a end to them

Pizzaman7
Pizzaman7
24 days ago

oh brother……sounds like he was relishing and looking forward to having babies with his Asian wife…..so what ?

James Barger
James Barger
22 days ago

Don’t you know? The only legitimate punch line targets are conservative whites, especially males. Seems to be the new norm to the left.