Margaret Cho slammed Arizona Republicans on Wednesday in response to the state’s GOP using a photo from her long-canceled ABC sitcom to denote support for Asian-Americans.
“I find this similar to when I was a kid someone told me that [Duran Duran frontman] Simon Le Bon’s name was ‘Mike Hunt’ and so I went around school saying, ‘I love Mike Hunt,’ and even wrote it on my locker,” Cho said in a statement to EW. “I didn’t bother to research and paid the price of a dodgeball to the face. They got some bad information and ran with it. They deserve a dodgeball to the face.”
As first captured by Vice News, the Arizona GOP website featured a still photo from Cho’s All-American Girl among other still photos of minority groups.
Torunn Sinclair, communications director for the Arizona Republican Party, told EW that “as soon as this was brought to our attention, the page was taken down. This was obviously a mistake, and we apologize.”
After the photo was captured by Vice News, it soon went viral, with All-American Girl costar B.D. Wong mocking the Arizona GOP for its mistake:
All-American Girl aired on ABC in 1994 and ran for a total of 19 episodes.