Margaret Cho Defends Golden Globes Gag: #‎FreeSpeech Forever!

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Margaret Cho is channeling Taylor Swift in order to respond to critics of her Golden Globes performance.

On two occasions last night, the comedian donned the garb of a North Korean army general under Kim Jong-un's regime in order to help Tina Fey and Amy Poehler mock the recent controversy over The Interview.

But while some viewers found the bits (which included Cho’s character posing alongside Meryl Streep) humorous, others referred to the skits as racist, saying they perpetuated Asian stereotypes.

Margaret Cho at the Golden Globes

What does Cho have to say in response?

"I'm of mixed North/South Korean descent," she wrote on Twitter today. "You imprison, starve and brainwash my people you get made fun of by me ?#‎hatersgonhate? ?#‎FreeSpeech?"

The 46-year old then expounded on her stance in a chat with Buzzfeed.

"I’m of North and South Korean descent, and I do impressions of my family and my work all the time, and this is just another example of that," says Cho. "I am from this culture. I am from this tribe. And so I’m able to comment on it.

"I can do whatever I want when it comes to Koreans - North Koreans, South Korean. I’m not playing the race card, I’m playing the rice card. I’m the only person in the world, probably, that can make these jokes and not be placed in a labor camp."

What do you think of Cho's defense? Of her North Korean character in general?

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