New Dad Macaulay Culkin’s Past Comment About Having ‘Asian Babies’ Makes People Cringe

Andi Ortiz
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Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song are officially parents, announcing the birth of their son Dakota on Monday. But Culkin’s been talking about having kids with Song since 2018 — and those resurfaced comments have not aged well.

Although, to be fair, they weren’t really great to begin with. In an interview with People in August 2018, Culkin was extremely open about his desire to have kids with Song, even going so far as to say: “This one’s a good one, so I’m probably going to put some babies in her in a little bit,” Culkin said at the time. “I mean, we’ve definitely been practicing.”

Then, Culkin noted how excited he was about what the race of their future children would be. “I’m going to have some pretty babies. She’s Asian, so I’m gonna have tiny little Asian babies. It’s going to be adorable — a bunch of Sean Lennon’s running around the house, that’s what I’m looking for,” he said, referring to the son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

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Following the announcement that Culkin and Song had indeed given birth to a son — a pregnancy that was kept fairly well under wraps — the comments resurfaced on Twitter, drawing harsh criticisms. “Congrats I guess,” said Jeff Yang.

Congrats I guess pic.twitter.com/AsHEqZdwFz

— Jeff Yang (@originalspin) April 12, 2021

Among the replies to Yangs tweet, many a cringe gif.

https://t.co/kUMw0Gvspm pic.twitter.com/Ta97nTUyW1

— Greg (@waltisfrozen) April 12, 2021

ick pic.twitter.com/SFTSCivFRe

— Misa Sugiura (@misallaneous1) April 12, 2021

I can’t cringe hard enough. pic.twitter.com/6eOvrAiARY

— Jules Rivera (@julesrivera) April 12, 2021

https://t.co/LpM24eHbZy pic.twitter.com/akQCQxCnH3

— Gabrielle Gatz (@gabbehhhh) April 12, 2021

Others called out the problem in Culkin’s comments more directly, criticizing the actor for fetishizing Asian women and implying that all Asian children look the same. “Tell me you fetishize Asian women without telling me you fetishize Asian women,” one woman tweeted.

Tell me you fetishize Asian women without telling me you fetishize Asian women https://t.co/d0N7iXs7ya

— colleen (@coycolleen) April 12, 2021

Why would have children with a man who has weird racial fetishes? https://t.co/XYARl6vgSs pic.twitter.com/qgtFdEAKfv

— Saarah⁷ BLM (@purplyfluid) April 12, 2021

We all look like Sean Lennon I guess

— Melanie Schmitz-Psomas (@MelsLien) April 12, 2021

This is the reason celebrities are trained in that "bland, soulless PR-speak" everyone makes fun of

The number of celebrities who sound like this when allowed to speak in "their own voice" is way higher than anyone wants to admit https://t.co/WEuhOO7dJe

— Arthur Chu (@arthur_affect) April 12, 2021

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