NBA star Jeremy Lin slams Chris Rock's oscars Asian joke: 'When is this going to change?'

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Chris Rock's Asian Joke Draws Controversy


Chris Rock made a stand for African Americans at the Oscars Sunday night, but he also had some crude jokes about Asians that offended many members of the community.

And one of those was NBA star Jeremy Lin, who had some harsh words for the Academy Awards host in return.

"Seriously though, when is this going to change?!? Tired of it being "cool" and "ok" to bash Asians smh ," the Charlotte Hornets player tweeted to his 1.51 million followers Monday.

During the offensive segment from Sunday's star-filled awards show — which made repeated references to Black History Month including an uncomfortable appearance by Stacey Dash — Rock brought three Asian children carrying briefcases onto the stage, posing as "bankers" from finance firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.

"They sent us their most dedicated, accurate and hard-working representatives," he said. "Please welcome Ming Zhu, Bao Ling and David Moskowitz."

"If anybody's upset about that joke, just tweet about it on your phone that was also made by these kids," Rock added.

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Host Chris Rock speaks at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Brie Larson, from left, Cate Blanchett, and Kate Winslet appear in the audience at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Emily Blunt, left, and Charlize Theron present the award for best original screenplay at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Actor Ryan Gosling (L) and Actor Russell Crowe present on stage at the 88th Oscars on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / MARK RALSTON / AFP / MARK RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
Charles Randolph (L) and Adam McKay accep their awards for Best Adapted Screenplay, The Big Short on stage at the 88th Oscars on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / MARK RALSTON / AFP / MARK RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
Christian Bale, left, congratulates Adam McKay as he walks on stage to accept the award for best adapted screenplay for âThe Big Shortâ at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Sarah Silverman speaks at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: David White (L) and Mark A. Mangini win the Best Sound Editing award for 'Mad Max: Fury Road' onstage during the 88th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Members of Ex-Machina visual effects team accept their award for visual effects on stage at the 88th Oscars on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / MARK RALSTON / AFP / MARK RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
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HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Mark A. Mangini (L) and David White accept the Best Sound Editing award for 'Mad Max: Fury Road' onstage during the 88th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Chadwick Boseman, left, and Chris Evans present the award for best sound editing at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Priyanka Chopra, left, and Liev Schreiber present the award for best film editing at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Rachel McAdams, left, and Michael B. Jordan present the award for best cinematography at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Elka Wardega, from left, Lesley Vanderwalt, and Damian Martin accept the award for best makeup and hairstyling for âMad Max: Fury Roadâ at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Alicia Vikander accepts the award for best actress in a supporting role for âThe Danish Girlâ at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Tina Fey, left, and Steve Carell present the award for best production design at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Cate Blanchett presents the award for best costume design at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
J.K. Simmons, right, presents Alicia Vikander with the award for best actress in a supporting role for âThe Danish Girlâ at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Maria Fahl Vikander, left, congratulates Alicia Vikander after she won the award for best actress in a supporting role for âThe Danish Girlâ at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Kerry Washington, left, and Henry Cavill speak at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Charlize Theron, left, and Cate Blanchett appear in the audience at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Jason Segel, left, and Olivia Munn speak at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Droid characters from "Star Wars", BB-8, from left, R2-D2, and C-3PO speak at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Maria Fahl Vikander, from left, Harvey Weinstein, and Lady Gaga appear in the audience at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Margot Robbie, left, and Jared Leto present the award for best makeup and hairstyling at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Jenny Beavan accepts the award for best costume design for âMad Max: Fury Roadâ at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Musicians Verdine White (L) and Philip Bailey (R) of Earth, Wind & Fire and Beck attend the 24th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar Viewing Party at The City of West Hollywood Park on February 28, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for EJAF)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Actors Daisy Ridley (L) and Dev Patel speak onstage during the 88th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Director Asif Kapadia (L) and James Gay-Rees (R) accept the award for Best Documentary Feature, Amy, on stage at the 88th Oscars on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / MARK RALSTON / AFP / MARK RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) Actor Leonardo DiCaprio attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images)
Louis C.K., left, presents Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy with the award for best documentary short for âA Girl in the River: The Price of Forgivenessâ at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Steven Spielberg, left, congratulates Mark Rylance after he won the award for best actor in a supporting role for âBridge of Spiesâ at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
The Weeknd performs his nominated song "Earned It" at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) Actress Rachel McAdams (C) attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Musician Dave Grohl performs onstage during the 88th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs speaks onstage during the 88th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Children participate in a skit at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Mark Rylance accepts the award for best actor in a supporting role for âBridge of Spiesâ at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Naji Abu Nowar, from left, Jacir Eid, and Hassan Mutlag Al-Maraiyeh arrive at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Actor Jacob Tremblay (L) and Actor Abraham Attah present on stage at the 88th Oscars on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / MARK RALSTON / AFP / MARK RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
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And tweet they did, "To parade little kids on stage w/no speaking lines merely to be the butt of a racist joke is reductive & gross," Constance Wu, star of ABC's "Fresh Off the Boat," wrote. "Antithesis of progress."

Lin, 27, is one of the few Asian Americans in NBA history, and the first American of Chinese or Taiwanese descent to play in the league.

The Harvard graduate has played for the Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks, Houston Rockets, L.A. Lakers and now the Hornets.

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INDIANAPOLIS - FEBRUARY 26: Jeremy Lin #7 of the Charlotte Hornets looks on during the game against the Indiana Pacers on February 26, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)
New Golden State Warriors guard Jeremy Lin smiles during a news conference at the NBA basketball team's headquarters in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, July 21, 2010. Lin was an undrafted free agent from Harvard and is a Bay Area native. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 31: Jeremy Lin #7 of the Golden State Warriors drives upcourt against Derek Fisher #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on October 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 04: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Jeremy Lin #17 of the New York Knicks looks on against the New Jersey Nets on February 4, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Knicks defeated the Nets 99-92. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 8: Jeremy Lin #17 of the New York Knicks shoots against JaVale McGee #34 of the Washington Wizards during the game at the Verizon Center on February 8, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)
A fan holds a sign in support of New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin in the second half of the Knicks' NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks at Madison Square Garden in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Houston Rockets NBA basketball player Jeremy Lin comments during a news conference on Thursday, July 19, 2012, in Houston. The 23-year-old Lin returned to Houston after signing a three-year, $25 million offer sheet that the New York Knicks decided not to match. (AP Photo/Dave Einsel)
DALLAS, TX - OCTOBER 15: Jeremy Lin #7 of the Houston Rockets in the huddle prior to a game against the Dallas Mavericks on October 15, 2012 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Danny Bollinger/NBAE via Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 31: Jeremy Lin #9 of the Houston Rockets takes a shot over Al Horford #15 of the Atlanta Hawks at the Toyota Center on December 31, 2012 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 16: Kiyan Anthony, the son of Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks grabs ahold of Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets during the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest part of 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend at the Toyota Center on February 16, 2013 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 14: Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets poses for portraits during the NBAE Circuit as part of 2013 All-Star Weekend at the Hilton Americas Hotel on February 14, 2012 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Jennifer Pottheiser/NBAE via Getty Images)
CORRECTS IDS - Houston Rockets players, from left, Chandler Parsons, Dwight Howard, James Harden and Jeremy Lin laugh as they pose during NBA basketball media day Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, in Houston. Howard signed with the Rockets in the offseason. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 23: Chandler Parsons #25 and Jeremy Lin #7 of the Houston Rockets rebound against the Dallas Mavericks on December 23, 2013 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
Los Angeles Lakers' Jeremy Lin poses during a video shoot on the team's NBA basketball media day Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in El Segundo, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Jeremy Lin (17) of the Los Angeles Lakers drives against Mike Conley (11) of the Memphis Grizzlies, November 26, 2014 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Lakers' Jeremy Lin shoots against the Atlanta Hawks during the second half of an NBA Basketball game, Sunday, March 15, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)
Charlotte Hornetsâ Jeremy Lin (7) during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, in Auburn Hills, Mich. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
Charlotte Hornets' Jeremy Lin watches from the bench during the second half of the Hornets' NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, in Dallas. The Hornets won 108-94. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
CHARLOTTE, NC - FEBRUARY 8: Jeremy Lin #7 of the Charlotte Hornets looks on during the game against the Chicago Bulls on Februay 8, 2016 at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and condition of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Rocky W. Widner/Getty Images)
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