During the 68th Annual Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, Aziz Ansari and writer Alan Yang accepted the Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series award for Master of None episode "Parents." During his speech, Yang was hopeful of Asian-American representation in TV by saying, "We got a long way to go, but I know we can get there." He concluded by jokingly asking Asian parents to get their kids "cameras instead of violins." Watch the speech and view the full transcript below.
17 million Asian-Americans in this country, and there are 17 million Italian-Americans. They have The Godfather, Goodfellas, Rocky, The Sopranos; we got Long Duk Dong. So we got a long way to go, but I know we can get there. I believe in us, it’s just gonna take a lot of hard work. Asian parents out there — if you could do me a favor — just a couple of you get your kids cameras instead of violins, we’ll be all good.