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‘The Good Place’ Producer’s Offensive Asian American Tweets Resurface

Offensive tweets about Asian Americans from “The Good Place” producer, Megan Amram, have resurfaced, Next Shark reports.

Amram, a television comedy writer and producer, has been tweeting her support for the Black Lives Matter movement. Some Twitter users, however, have questioned her commitment to social justice after some of her racists tweets about Asian Americans resurfaced.

In a tweet from 2011, Amram joked, “It’s not politically correct to say r*tarded any more, you have to call them Asian Americans.”

The tweet appears to have been deleted, but Amram has yet to apologize. In December 2019, writer Alyssa Keiko shared that Amram had blocked her on Twitter for criticizing the tweet.

In January, Filipino American comic book creator Joshua Luna said on Twitter that the way Amram felt about Asian Americans was evident by the way “The Good Place” portrayed Manny Jacinto’s character.

Amram also previously tweeted about how she can not tell Asians apart.

Actor and filmmaker Naomi Ko, condemned Amram’s tweets. She said Amram could not claim to support Black Lives Matter while making offensive Asian American jokes.

Amram has not addressed her tweets, but she has admitted to being “stupid and ignorant” in Instagram post describing her anti-racism journey.

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