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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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)
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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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.

Related: Jeremy Lin through his career:

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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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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