A demonstration against the killing of Chinese-American Vincent Chin in Detroit in 1982. His was the first case in which the Civil Rights Act was used to defend the rights of an Asian-American citizen. Photo: The estate of Lily and Vincent Chin
A demonstration against the killing of Chinese-American Vincent Chin in Detroit in 1982. His was the first case in which the Civil Rights Act was used to defend the rights of an Asian-American citizen. Photo: The estate of Lily and Vincent Chin

Why Gemma Chan-backed podcast on murder of Vincent Chin was pulled, and the storm it unleashed

  • Media companies and Crazy Rich Asians actress Gemma Chan were behind the podcast, and recruited actors including Tzi Ma to narrate the story of Chin’s murder
  • Producers did not involve Chin’s family or supporters, however, a decision observers call ‘surprising’ and ‘unfathomable’