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Daniel Dae Kim says Asian stereotypes in ‘Lost’ pilot were “a land mine”

Lost star Daniel Dae Kim has recalled the time he told the show’s creators he had concerns about the Asian stereotypes set out in the pilot episode.Kim and co-star Yunjin Kim played Korean married couple Jin and Sun in the popular series, but their characters received criticism early on for falling into the Asian stereotype of the overbearing husband and his submissive wife.Speaking in a new interview, Kim revealed that he spoke to Lost creators J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof during the production of the pilot to raise his concerns about the stereotypes.“When I read the script for the pilot, I knew this was a land mine,” Kim told Vulture.

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