One sure fire way for Hiro not to offend the Asians – not include him in the episode. So, Hiro does no damage to Asian credibility, but Masi Oka does no good either. Just a B.D. Wong on the Asian Scale – a no factor.
A Guide to the Hiro Meter Ratings
A quick guide to help let you know what the ratings mean on the Hiro Heroes Meter.
+3... Bruce Lee – Still the standard in Asian role models.
+2... Mr. Miyagi – Kind of a stereotype, but still wonderful and full of wisdom.
+1... John Cho – A bland, but likeable guy. Some girls even find him cute, and most don't find him repulsive. Always pluses.
0...B.D. Wong – No opinion, a nice general background Asian.
-1... Long Duk Dong (Gedde Watanabe) – Memorable actor who only works in stereotypes. He's a positive Asian influence right up until you really think about it.
-2... Ken Jeong – A very funny actor in pretty funny movies. Gets negative points by showing his micro penis in The Hangover. That set back being an Asian male 50 years.
-3... Tila Tequila – A walking herpe. She takes bad Asian stereotypes to new and exciting places.
-6... William Hung – Every bad Asian stereotype in one package. A sweet kid though who never understood everyone was making fun of him and to some extent all Asians everywhere.
-20... Mickey Rooney – No actor has worked harder to bring Asians down than Mickey Rooney. Does he hate us? Or love us in an odd Rooney sort of way? I just don't know.
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