everywhere-all-at-once-mark-wahlberg-sag-awards – Los Angeles Times

The huge win for “Everything Everywhere All at Once” on the Screen Actors Guild Awards was a watershed second for Asian illustration — however for some, it was additionally a reminder of Mark Wahlberg’s historical past of anti-Asian violence.

The predominately Asian forged of A24’s “Everything Everywhere All at Once” gained the prize for forged in a movement image Sunday night time. While star James Hong celebrated inclusion in Hollywood, some viewers took subject with the presenter, Wahlberg.

“Good for Mark Wahlberg, standing on a stage with all those Asian people without assaulting any of them,” publicist Ryan Aguirre tweeted Sunday.

“Mark Wahlberg presenting an award to an Asian cast is DISGUSTING,” wrote another Twitter user. “ In the 90’s he was arrested for assaulting(nearly to death) a Vietnamese man for fun. Yelling racial slurs at him to get his rocks off. How much more out of touch could the #SAGAwards2023 #SAGAwards be?”

The ire for Wahlberg stems from an April 1988 incident wherein the “Uncharted” star, a young person on the time, assaulted two Vietnamese males and hurled racial slurs. He spent 45 days of a two-year sentence in jail for the felony.

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In December 2014, he utilized for a pardon for the assault with the Massachusetts board of pardons, noting that he was “deeply sorry” for his actions. In 2016, he ceased his pursuit.

Social media customers additionally referred to as out the SAG Awards on Sunday for selecting Wahlberg, “a man who notoriously committed hate crimes,” to current the award. One consumer noticed the controversy for instance of “white privilege.”

Other customers discovered the second hypocritical, citing Will Smith’s slap on the 2022 Academy Awards.

“Will Smith ostracized while Mark Wahlberg get to present an award to an Asian cast,” stated writer Torraine Walker.

Representatives for the SAG Awards and Wahlberg didn’t instantly reply Monday to The Times’ request for remark.

Beyond the backlash, the 2023 SAG Awards featured main milestones for Asian expertise. Ke Huy Quan and Michelle Yeoh, who star as spouses in “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” each made SAG Awards historical past.

Yeoh turned the primary Asian lady to win the feminine actor in a number one position award, and Quan turned the primary Asian male to win the male actor in a supporting position prize.

“Recently I was told that if I were to win tonight, I would become the very first Asian actor to win in this category,” Quan stated throughout his emotional acceptance speech. “When I heard this, I quickly realized this moment no longer belongs to just me. It also belongs to everyone who has asked for change.”

Quan’s co-star Hong echoed related sentiments towards the tip of the ceremony.

“My first movie was with Clark Gable, but back in those days…the leading role was played by these guys with their eyes taped up like this [pulls back the corners of his eyes] and they talk-a-like-a-this,” he stated. “And the producer said ‘the Asians were not good enough, and they are not box office.’ But look at us now!”

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With a number of prizes from the SAG Awards, Directors Guild Awards and Producers Guild Awards, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” is on a roll headed into the ninety fifth Academy Awards on March 12.