Korean American actor Steven Yeun is no stranger to us here at Audrey. We’ve featured him in our magazine, in a number of our online posts, and he was the Cover Boy to KoreAm’s October 2012 Issue. He’s become a favorite face of Asian-Americans in the media with his role as Glenn on AMC’s hit show The Walking Dead. On the most recent episode, we were pleasantly surprised to see a character aside from Glenn stand up for the Asian-American community:
In the first season of The Walking Dead, Daryl Dixon (played by Norman Reedus) points out an Asian stereotype that many of us are familiar with- All Asians are the same/Chinese.
Daryl: You got some balls for a Chinaman.
Glenn: I’m Korean.
Now in it’s third season, The Walking Dead shows Daryl in the middle of a heated argument with his older brother Merle (Michael Rooker).
Merle: Damn near killed the Chinese kid.
Daryl: He’s Korean!
Character development? Yup. Dropping some knowledge on his brother about the Asian Community? You bet. Good job Daryl!
Photos courtesy of The Walking Dead Wiki.