Chen made her comments Monday on her daytime show, The Talk.
“What was hurtful was that hateful comments that I read where people were judging me were people from my own community. It was comments like ‘way to give in to the western standards of beauty, you know. You’re denying your heritage. You’re trying to look less Asian.’ Guess what, I don’t look less Chinese. I’m not fooling anybody,” joked Chen.
You can hear the reaction she received from her own family to her eye surgery on Entertainment Weekly.