Celebrity chef and Baohaus owner Eddie Huang is pissed off about a tweet from the official Twitter account of Fresh off the Boat, the new ABC sitcom based on his book Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir.

The since-deleted tweet came with a graphic that boiled down various cultures to hats, and for some reason featured what appears to be an 8-year-old white girl wearing a kufi. 

Huang went back and forth about it on Twitter with Wall Street Journal writer Jeff Yang, who happens to be the father of the actor who plays Huang on the show.

Huang even appealed to executive producer Melvin Mar. 

And then, it went away. 

Huang has made no big secret of his concern over how the show has been produced and how the network wanted to make his life story more appealing to white viewers. Writing in New York Magazine this week, Huang expressed concern over Nahnatchka Khan, a Persian-American, being hired as showrunner. 

"I began to regret ever selling the book," he writes. "The network’s approach was to tell a universal, ambiguous, cornstarch story about Asian-Americans resembling moo goo gai pan written by a Persian-American who cut her teeth on race relations writing for Seth MacFarlane. But who is that show written for?"


[Via Buzzfeed]