In recognition of the awesome 4th season of Lost, which continues tonight at 9pm, I’d like to clarify the ethnicity of Sun and Jin because several people seem a little confused. For the record, they are not Chinese nor do they speak Mandarin or Cantonese. They are Korean and from what my Korean friends tell me Daniel Dae-Kim, the actor who plays Jin, speaks pretty poor Korean. I wouldn’t know the difference between good, bad, and horrible since I’m only half-Korean and my mother never taught me the language.
As for Hiro and Ando on Heroes they are also not Chinese, but Japanese. Not every Asian person on tv is Chinese. I don’t know how many people I’ve talked to that were astonished to here that Sun, Jin, Hiro, and Ando were all not Chinese. For those of you who knew, thank you for being educated and have fun watching Lost tonight!
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