Asian American celebrities from Kal Penn to Michelle Kwan to Daniel Dae Kim know a microaggression when they see one.
When they saw Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) mock the name of Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris with his “Kamala-mala-mala-whatever” line, they jumped into action.
“My name is Kalpen,” the star tweeted. “I started going by Kal Penn to help me get a job and am more than happy to give @SenDavidPerdue some tips on finding a new one on his own.”
Penn was responding to a tweet from Harris’ sister, Meena, who had an answer of her own to Perdue.
Daniel Dae Kim promptly joined the #MyNameIs campaign as did Maulik Pancholy of 30 Rock and Weeds.
Pancholy says his name in Hindi means “precious.”
Daniel Dae Hyun Kim is a “great and powerful one.”
Olympic star and skating champ Michelle Kwan is beautiful, strong and smart.
Kal Penn and Daniel Dae Kim photos from Flickr Creative Commons by Phil Roeder and Mathew Ursua.
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