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Margaret Cho Rightly Calls Out Ab Fab Movie for Racist Yellowface With Its Character Huki Muki

  We know you're all very excited for Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie , starring Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley, but comedian Margaret Cho has some bad news for you: There's yellowface. Yes, it's almost 2016, and it's like we're back to Mickey Rooney circa 1961 being really offensive in Breakfast at Tiffany's . Scottish comedian Janette Tough makes a cameo appearance in the film as a male Japanese fashion designer named "Huki Muki" (that is not a real Japanese name) in an outfit that's clearly a reference to the artist Yayoi Kusama. Cho was the first to point out this troubling bit of yellowface, writing on Twitter, "It's hard enough to get into film and TV as a person of color - and when roles written for us are played by white actors - it's an outrage." Read More...