Chinese-American dishes were often adapted to appeal to American diners’ predilections for sugar and fat. Photo: Shutterstock

New York restaurant Lucky Lee’s sparks online backlash with promise of ‘clean’ Chinese food

  • Owner Arielle Haspel says restaurant is named after husband, Lee, who is not Asian
  • Critics say her marketing plays to stereotypes about unhealthiness of Chinese food that ‘makes you feel bloated and icky the next day’
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Chinese-American dishes were often adapted to appeal to American diners’ predilections for sugar and fat. Photo: Shutterstock
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The ad gained the attention of a New Zealander of Korean descent who mocked Burger King in a viral Twitter thread. Photo: Twitter

‘What’s Asian? Chopsticks!’ Burger King drops ad amid social media backlash, complaints of cultural insensitivity

  • Video shows diners awkwardly trying to eat new Vietnamese-inspired burger with giant red chopsticks
  • Fast-food giant has since deleted clip and issued apology
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The ad gained the attention of a New Zealander of Korean descent who mocked Burger King in a viral Twitter thread. Photo: Twitter
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