Jeremy Lin is shocked by Chris Rock’s crude ‘Asian joke’ at the Oscars

Academy Awards host Chris Rock riffed on lack of diversity at the Oscars, but after touching on the fact that no black actors or actresses were nominated for an Oscar in 2016, Rock  delivered a controversial joke targeted at Asians that fell awkwardly flat. 

Rock welcomed three children to the stage, and continued with the punchline. 

Rock was roasted on Twitter for the tasteless barb, and on Monday Hornets star Jeremy Lin asked why people feel comfortable making such jokes.