Rubbish.Originally Posted by buzz1023
saying that DAT would bring the Asian demographic is like saying Margaret Cho would.... and exactly HOW long did her series last? There are a lot of shows that fail, even shows where the main characters are 'non-white'. Anyone remeber 'the hughleys'? The problem is: there are many that would take the opportunity of DAT on TV as something important, Either as a direct impact on 'diversity on TV', or as a symptom of what's wrong with TV.
The problem, at least in my mind, with these Ideas is that they perpetuate idiotic myths like : if you have an Asian guy as the star of a show, that all asians will watch him. The problem is this: Asians, like most other 'ethnic' groups, are not a monolithic group mind. They don't go just where 'their own people' are. To say they are, is a bit racist, at least in MY mind, because it is a statement that they are too dumb to have their own minds.